Welcome to the Bistro!
December 2, 2022
And, another fine week it has been!
Although, I must say, the damp weather at 7 AM was bone chilling. Usually Maddie and Sophie are in and out but of course today they took off after some deer and didn’t have their hearing aids in (LOL) as I hollered for them to get home. I have neighbors, not close, that probably are laughing their butts off as I traipse through the woods in PJ’s, boots and a big barn jacket. I always have treats but even they didn’t entice my girls to head back. Sometimes I’d just like to let them “go” but, being so small I worry about the consequences of Predators. So, I follow their path, end up with a dog in either arm and pray that I don’t trip on a log or vine on the way to the homestead. The horses are very perky and, I think, enjoy the cold. I wear several layers and peel them off as the ride goes on. Actually, I don’t even start with my jacket on. It is amazing how much energy riding takes, mental and physical. Which, in addition to loving my ponies, is why I enjoy the sport so much. Z is a 1500# horse-puppy that I could cuddle with all day. Kos, 10 years younger, is a very cool, kind horse also. I am so fortunate with my animal family.
Next Wednesday, December 7th, is the 81th anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on the US Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. With no warning 110 minutes of bombs dropped onto the U.S. ships docked and the planes at the airfield killing 2400 service men and wounding 1200 more. Caught totally by surprise the attack brought the United States into WW2 and ultimately the dropping of 2 atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945 bringing to close soon afterwards the bloodiest war of all time. I pray for world peace every day.
Sharon and crew have some great Chalk Board Features Per Se!
As a Starter: MUSHROOM TART: Forest Mushrooms Baked with Boursin Cheese in a Puff Pastry Shell, Sprinkled with a Pistachio Dust and a Drizzle of Balsamic.
Bistro Plates Include:
SEARED SEA SCALLOPS: Presented with a Toss of Artichoke Hearts, Fire Grilled Tomatoes, Lima Beans and Crispy Zucchini. Finished with Saffron Beurre Blanc;
SHEPHERD’S PIE: Always a Favorite…Ground Beef Simmered with Leeks, Carrots and Portobello Mushrooms in a Rich Worcestershire Beef Gravy. Topped with Mashed Potatoes and Baked til’ Bubbly;
BAKED HADDOCK: Dusted with Old Bay Seasoning and Accompanied with a Roasted Apple and Caramelized Onion Barley Pilaf and a Topper of Creamed Spinach.
Save Room for Dessert: WAFFLE ICE CREAM SAMMY: Belgium Waffle Sandwiched with Peanut Butter Mousse, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Warm Caramel. YUM!!
Remember Bistro Gift Cards Make Great Stocking Stuffers!!!
WE WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS!!!
Mary, Maddie, Sophia, Z and Kos