Saturday, November 13, 2010

The diet restarts today!

We had a lovely meal at Out of the Blue last night. I had sardines for starters followed by monkfish in a creamy smoked bacon, cockle and leek sauce. I was going to post a photo of it but I I realise it looked like a plate of vomit so I won't. It tasted delicious though! Lots of strong flavours.

Then for pudding Husband had a trio
of crème brulee (normal plus alcoholic ones) and I had panna cotta. Younger Son and Girlfriend had brownies, which weren't as good the ones we make.

And I was thinking: it's nice to go out to eat but it's rare to get food that is better than we have sometimes at home. The meals I've had this week cooked by Girlfriend and Daughter were just as nice as the restaurant food. I suppose it's just the being waited on, the wide variety of dishes that you wouldn't normally have at home and having it cooked for you that make a meal out special rather than the quality of the food.

Having said that we have had extra-special meals at Jack in the Green in Devon and The Greenhouse in Kew.


mrsnesbitt said...

I agree - it is nice to go out for a meal - to get dressed up and be waited on - but nice to have friends and family at home and know the meals are restaurant standard! I will be doing my utmost to deliver on Christmas Day - cooking for 8!

NitWit1 said...

My diet gets restarted several times a day..............

Gledwood said...

That white and red porcelain thing looks too perfect to eat :-)

CherryPie said...

Those brulees look yummy :-)

Leslie: said...

You have certainly had lots of treats this week! It is nice to be waited on for a change.

nick said...

It's unusual for me to rate a restaurant meal tastier than Jenny's home cooking, and that's a fact. She's pretty hot stuff in the kitchen.

Liz said...

I would trust your cooking on Christmas Day, mrs n!

All my Maltesers have gone now, nitwit, so i must be serious again!

It was delicious, gledwood.

Husband said they were, cherrypie.

It is lovely to be spoiled sometimes, leslie.

That's a great attribute, nick.