Tuesday, April 08, 2008
One Lucky Man!
It's Hans' birthday today and I thought I should tell you about... what else? The FOOD!
To kick of this festive day, our breakfast consisted of the most decadent chocolate cake known to mankind- Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. Now believe me, I've tried many chocolate cake recipes but this one is the epitome of chocolaty goodness. It is rich, dark, luscious, sexy (yes, sexy), sinful, intense... I think I can go on forever singing the praises about this cake! I made the cake yesterday because in my opinion, it is best to make the cake a day in advance. I've noticed that the flavor seems to 'mature' somehow and only get better. We also like the way the frosting hardens in the fridge and becomes even fudgier! So, that was how we started our day! Hans also got some homemade presents from Kirstie, including two of Snow White's dwarfs, which she took from her own night stand because she thought they might like to keep Dad company on his. He also got tickets to see Wende Snijders (our favorite French chansonnière) this Saturday and the promise to be taken out to dinner- his choice.
And now about tonight's dinner- Hans likes a good burger, and by good I mean made fresh with the best ingredients! Organic beef flavored with minced shallots, lots of garlic, smoked paprika powder, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, a little Tabasco, salt, pepper and then grilled with plenty o' love! I served some oven baked home fries with that- thick slices of potatoes with the skins left on and tossed with olive oil, coarse sea salt, garlic and lots of pepper! The food came out pretty good considering the fact that this was actually my first time attempting a real hamburger!
I think my dear husband is one lucky man! ;)