Wednesday, December 7, 2011

An Eyeful of Trifle ...

Yesterday was a busy one.  I had the small church stitching group here at my home for our Christmas Luncheon.  And I served, for the first time ever, an English Trifle!  Oh my!  Was it ever good!  I did the pound cake, and the real pudding, and then layered with raspberry preserves, strawberries, kiwi fruit, and blueberries, with a sprinkling of crushed biscotti cookies and slivered almonds.  Geez, could I get another item in there, you're thinking?  Nope, it was over the top, literally! 

Mr. Dancing Bear was my Sous Chef** for the day and he did an excellent job!  I was able to sit and chat with the ladies and not worry about the clean-up.  

**And what is a Sous Chef, you ask?  Well, here's what I found:

A Sous Chef is second in command after the Executive Chef in a professional kitchen. This means he or she answers to the chef.  It’s important that a sous chef be intimately familiar with all the activities of the kitchen and be prepared to do them in a pinch.

It doesn't say anything about 'clean-up duties' but Mr. Dancing Bear took the initiative and kept the kitchen all cleaned up!  

I'm working on another vintage quilt and when done I'll post pictures.