DINNER 156: Monday, June 5, 2006

Another Monday, another evening of GARDE MANGER at Cincinnati State. We’re in week 8 out of 10 of the class. We worked hard this evening to prepare our proteins for our final, which occurs in 10 days time. Tonight, I worked on Roasted Asian Duck Galantine and a Duck and Smoked Foie Gras Terrine. I got most of the prep work done on them, as I anticipated. Had the class stayed until the scheduled ending time (instead of leaving an hour-and-a-half early, as usual), I could have cooked them off and been totally done with them. As it stands, I’m happy with where I am in my prep; the hardest prep for the final, it seems, may be behind me.

I came home and ate LaRosa’s cheese pizza for dinner and spent time playing HALF LIFE 2: Episode 1 while Wendy finished Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II. She’s considering going back and playing as the Evil side (she finished it with the Good side).

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