-Poblano and Potato Soup
-Marinated Quail with Spinach Salad
-Venison Steaks with Dry Mushrooms
-Fingerling Potatoes with Basil and Parsley
-Broccoli with Candied Pecans
-Southern Cheddar Cheese Spoon Bread
-Tres Leches Cake
We made a lot of food this night. I’m not even sure how we got through it. It started out with just two of us. I was prepping things so quickly that by the time 3 more people showed up we were almost done. So I had my hand in almost everything. We ended up burning the sauce. Maybe because I was fixing the cake that stuck to the pan.
This soup, as two of my group members told me, is common at Mexican Weddings. I am in love with this soup. It’s like a spicy potato soup. Actually, It IS a spicy potato soup.
I can’t eat quail. It’s like cornish hens. They look too much like what they are. Worse, they look like baby birds.
This was like a cheesy souffle. I wasn’t a fan.
I really liked the Venison. It was nice and gamey. The Broccoli was spicy thanks to some cayenne in the candied pecans. The potatoes were everyone’s favorite.
We had a little accident with the Tres Leches. The girl who made it forgot to replace the parchment paper when she added the milk to the cake. It was stuck to the pan. It made a huge mess when she flipped it, so she asked me to try and fix it. We had enough big pieces that I was able to smush it back into a moon shape. I then iced it to hide the flaws. A good decorating job will hide anything.