So, I’ve pulled myself off the bed and put my body back in the saddle. I’m not eating anything crunchy yet (think crusty bread and corn pops), but after a few days, and 3 watermelons, almost anything with texture tastes amazing. Rewind to last night, which happened to be Sarah’s night to host Book Club, and she asked me to help put together a meal. Sarah knows me too well, because even though I wouldn’t be around for this monthly gathering, I love food so much that putting together a platter of meats, cheeses, bread, and vegetables was what I needed after my near death experience.
Most of the meal was put together at the south side Italian Centre; dry cured capicola, prosciutto, smoked gouda, bocconcini, bruschetta, olives (fiesta mix), garlic loaf, chocolate brownies, strawberry cake, and cranberry cookies. With everything else gathered from Safeway; fresh baguette (IC was out), hot genoa salami, veggies, and bubbly water.
While I did sneak a piece of most things (don’t tell Sarah) during the assembly, I probably can’t “confirm” for certainty how good it was. From the sounds of things today, the ladies did a number and enjoyed the entire spread. Although the broccoli somehow missed the flavour party. Even without getting to be a part of the eating, I’m glad that Sarah and I took the time to make a fun and gorgeous offering of food together. And the success is more than reason to do it again…or maybe the fact that we could include a bajillion types of meats and cheeses!