Friday, November 16, 2007

Dinner Party

We had one of our Gourmand parties Saturday night
and I was in charge of dessert.

Aren't these pears lovely? First I peeled them,
then I poached them for an hour in spiced red wine.
While that was simmering I made a raspberry Chambord sauce.
Then I chilled the pears while I scrubbed the bathroom, hoovered all around, set the table, shopped for more chargers, and spray painted oak leaves gold in a fit of "Martha Stewart" madness!

Here's Kim's Chicken Marsala in phyllo dough.

And here are the pears in their raspberry sauce lovliness.

I'd never made poached pears before, but they turned out quite nice.
I think I might try them again sometime.


Anonymous said...

Those pears were NUMMY!!!
:D I love your blog!

Pippajo said...

Oooh, I've always wanted to make poached pears! I've been thinking of trying them this Christmas! They do look divine!

So, what did you do with the newly golden oak leaves?

Amongst The Oaks said...

I tucked the gold oak leaves among the acorns around the candles. I probably should have done more, but I ran out of paint. Typical of me....