My dinner was a triumph! Here’s the picture from the Betty Crocker Modern Hostess cookbook. And here is my version:
Tee hee. What fun. Vincent’s lasagne was absolutely divine. Vic said it was the best lasagne he’d ever eaten which is a huge compliment of course. The Kabobed Antipasto Salad (Betty’s recipe rather than Vincent’s) was pretty weird. Pepperoni, cheese cubes, olives, spring onions, celery and cherry tomatoes on sticks with a lettuce and egg skirt. I said, “I don’t know what the hell we are going to do with all of that.” and Vic said, “I’m going to eat all of those eggs that’s for sure!”
I cheated on the garlic bread. Never having considered buying a pre-made one before I was quite frankly flabberghasted that there was more or less a whole aisle of ready to bake garlic bread in Morrisons. Who knew? I just knew I wouldn’t have time to muck about so I bought one. So apart from that, and marinading my own olives, the spread was just as Betty Crocker said it should be. Very satisfying!
Mad Men was much enjoyed by all of us. Corinna made Gimlets – Betty Draper’s tipple – and they were yummy. I sat in the camping chair drinking can after can of beer and drinking in every frock and piece of furniture. Joan is still my favourite but I’m loving Don’s new secretary too. Does anyone know the name of the little piece of jewellery that holds the edges of a cardi together so you can wear it without having your arms in the sleeves?! Love that.
Recipes from: The Treasury of Great Recipes by Vincent and Mary Price and Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook.