Last night, Jennifer and I had a dinner for a friend of hers. It was a major team effort.
Jennifer got most everything prepped, and all we (the men) had to do was cook the meat. Carlos got to pan fry some scallops in a sauce that is apparently his specialty. Me, I got to grill the filets.
Now admittedly this is a little better than the typical comedienne's trope that the woman prepares everything and the men cool the meat and call the meal theirs. Jennifer went shopping for the food, but I opened the package of filets, covered them with seasoning (salt-free seasoning from Costco, generous ground black pepper, and a touch of salt. Then they sat for about 3 hours in the fridge.
All three of us like streaks rare to medium rare, and they came out perfectly.
But the wine we drank... Oh, it was so good. Carlos started us off with a 2005 Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon. Then with dinner we had a Lava Cap 2004 Petite Syrah. And with dessert a 1999 J Brut champagne.
Wow. And no hangover this morning. I am pretty good at remaining hydrated while drinking.
Oh, with our champagne, Jennifer had made lemon bars and chocolate chip brownies.
One more reason to keep her.