Are you a menu-planner, or a wing-it kind of person?
I’m definitely somewhere in between – I start out all plann’y, but always end up winging it. Sometimes it works, but sometimes I could have used a little more planning LOL.
There was no rhyme or reason for Sunday’s dinner for 10 – just things I was craving, which is often the impetus for most of my menu’s. I try to figure out ways at least flavors can go from course to course, but I had neither the energy or the interest this round – I wanted food that made me happy.
A few recipes came from the classes I took last summer, others I’ve made so many times it’s almost rote. I was also in need of marrow stock, so the bone marrow just had to happen!
Full disclosure, dinner wasn’t AMAZING. The soup needed to be reduced a bit more, a few dishes needed a touch of salt, the dishes could have ‘spoken’ to each other better, and the bread – GASP – was NOT homemade (What is my world coming to?! LOL!!).
But, guests chatted happily. Plates were wiped (albeit with store-bought bread haha) clean. New friendships were formed between people who hadn’t previously met. Everyone went home full and loved. And, in the end, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?