I wish we had more pictures from this weekend to share with you but it was a non-stop marathon of cooking and running all over town, we barely had time to pause and take a breath. Our weekend really started on Thursday, when we went shopping for the weekend and planning out, as best we could, how the weekend would go. Friday morning we began prepping for another one of our big Harvard dinner parties. On the menu: Mixed greens with Gorganzola crostini, apple matchsticks and a bacon vinaigrette, Classic Beef Bourguignon served over Potato puree and homemade Peanut Butter Cookies drizzled with chocolate for dessert. By Saturday, we were up, bright and early with a large cup of coffee in hand, and we headed back to Harvard to accomplish as much as we could before heading to the South End to teach a three-hour burger class at the BCAE.
We were most excited to teach this class, mainly because burgers are so very near and dear to our hearts (we met over them after all, remember?). It wasn’t long before we were talking local burgers (as well as had an in depth talk about New York’s famous Shake Shack.) while the scent of bacon hung heavy in the air. After everyone had their fill of burgers, learned how to make homemade pickles and ketchup as well as perfect their homemade French fries, we flew back to Harvard, just in time to meet our fantastic servers for the evening and put the finishing touches on our dinner.
With three-courses of plating behind us, we were headed back home to catch a little sleep. On Sunday we woke up, armed ourselves with more coffee and our grocery lists and ventured out to the stores to gather our ingredients. The rest of the day was spent cooking weekly meals for our five Sunday clients. Whew. Needless to say, we slept well that night, happy and satisfied with our work. While it was certainly a busy weekend, we loved every minute of it. Working like crazy when it’s what you love doing doesn’t really feel like work and we just feel so lucky that we get to do what we love.
Cheers to those that we met this weekend and to those that we had the pleasure of cooking for. Also, very special thanks to Katie, Rene and Joel for serving our Harvard boys, we couldn’t have done it without you guys!