|Dorista’s gathering in Seattle|
This week for French Friday…we say good-bye! It's the Grand Finale! So, how do you say good-bye to a group that has been part of your life for 4 years, 7 months and 21 days! Thank you Trevor for the calculation! I haven’t quite figured that out yet!
This is our last celebration week! To mark this most momentous time, we can either choose our most loved recipe to make again, or a make-up. For me, it’s a make-up. I made the Olive-Olive Cornish Hens a long time ago, but never posted them. I think it’s time! This one was all about the technique. We learned to spatchcock a hen…WHAT? Dorie explains that the French call this preparation en crapaudine, which translates roughly to “like a toad”. Which is what the flattened hens, with their legs splayed and their wings sticking out, resemble.
|FFWD ~ Olive- Olive Cornish Hens|
This was a dish we all enjoyed. I made it at the same time everyone else did…but because I was in Georgia visiting my son’s family, I never got it posted. When I look back at my photos, I cringe! My photography has definitely improved, thanks to FFWD! The hens were delicious, even though, not so pretty. I’ve made this dish several times since then, to rave reviews.
After spending the week figuring out how many recipes I still have to make-up, I was amazed at how many wonderful recipes I have forgotten about! So many that I loved, and wanted to make again. Honestly, the number of make-ups is not as bad as I thought…but many of them are raw fish recipes, and I’m not sure if I can ever bring myself to make them! However, I am getting closer to making the dreaded Salmon in a Jar! I think Bill might like it…hehe!
|Moist and delicious game hens|
|I have made this dish several time to rave reviews|
Saying good-bye is never easy, however this is not good-bye! Many of my FF’s group will be blogging along with Tuesdays with Dorie, as we bake our way through Dorie’s latest, "Baking Chez Moi"! Many will be cooking along with the Cottage Cooking Club. Many are my FB friends…and many I will see again because we have made much more than a virtual connection! Even though my heart is heavy, as I write this post, I know it is not good-bye! Just au revoir mes chers amis! Happy Friday Everyone!
|Our first night in Seattle! Guyla, myself, Dorie, Liz, Cher and Alice|
|More Doristas in Seattle…Adriana, Tricia, Liz, Moi, Betsy, Mary and Patty|
|A mini meet-up in NYC with Cher and Gaye|
|Thank you Dorie for a wonderful adventure!|
|So as the sun sets on French Friday’s with Dorie…I get to say one last time...Happy Friday Everyone!|