Saturday, December 25, 2010

I did it!

Dear Readers, I did it.

I made the 14th century tartletts. They were edible. It would not have happened without the assistance of my husband (who walked to the grocery store on Christmas Eve with our 28 lb. toddler on his back to buy me a pantload of black pepper), and my lovely sous-chefs Susi (of the Craftroom and Iron Craft)  and Gina.

I am too exhausted after two solid days of nearly nonstop cooking and Christmas-present-assembling to write a proper debriefing of the Tartlett Experiment, but I assure you it will be posted soon along with photographs (not that it was anything to look at, unless you like brown food in brown sauce with brown filling).

However,  it was extremely educational. I've learned a lot about how to approach these "recipes" from the past and what to do and what NOT to do.

Mostly, don't try to pull this off on the same day you are expected to host a Christmas Eve party and feed 20 guests something tasty enough to soak up all the pre-holiday booze you are serving them.

Oh, and if you are giving your kid a gift with "some assembly required," start said assembly before 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Cheers, all! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

1 comment:

  1. The food was excellent! ALL of it.
    Never 'serve' your sous chef. And don't get her to chatting about anything interesting, with great new and old friends. So much fun!