I am trying these out for Sunday. I’m having a Joan Crawford lunch party and one of the guests has expressed a particular fondness for Potatoes Dauphinoise. I’m going to be making Joan’s legendary meatloaf and thought this might be an extravagant accompaniment. We are going to be STUFFED. I’m planning a selection of Joan’s favourite canapes (including her own invention “Salami Sandwiches”) but I’m not sure about pudding… Two people won dinner at my house in a competition I ran over at Silver Screen Suppers. It is going to be FUN.
The potatoes were yummy. I’m not sure that they are allowed on the Gellert diet though. I’m going to be in the buff for four whole days in just under a month and I’m trying to lose a few pounds. A dinner involving lots of butter, milk and cream isn’t exactly good for the reducer… I hereby pledge to go for a swim tomorrow.
I’m watching The Band Wagon
I’m not enjoying it much. i think it’s because I’ve gone off Fred as I’ve got older. I used to love him and Ginger, in fact it was those films that got me into movies in the first place, but as I get older Fred seems to have lost his charm. I have to watch 4 dance movies before meeting Darcey Bussell next Thursday. Coo aint I a name dropper? I am so excited. I spend 40 minutes with Darcey every week – I see her but she doesn’t see me… I try and follow her pilates DVD once a week. I don’t always achieve it.
Anyhow, Ms Bussell is going to be presenting a big dance programme on Boxing Day and me and my Shellac Sisters are going to be in it.
Which is what I’ve been resisting saying every time I see this fellow around the house. I like spiders, but this sure is a big one.
Recipe from: Cooking Price-Wise. I’m surprised Vincent didn’t specify which kind of cheese to use, he’s usually quite choosy about his cheeses. I used some Grandma Singleton’s Lancashire. I think when I picked it up in the supermarket, I chose it because I was thinking of Valerie Singleton.
It only dawned on me later that as it is National Spinster’s Week in my head, I was probably just magnetized by the word singleton…