|I've been in a prohibition-era mood lately,|
it would seem...
There's no immediate solution to this. I could invent a multi-point criteria system for evaluating my recipes in terms of their quality, interest, and overall steampunk nature—but that would involve work, and for someone as sleep-loving as I am, I feel my time might be better spent napping. (Actually, I just don't know what all my criteria would be...)
I do, however, have some interesting things coming up this month that I'd like to tell you all about, and that will form the basis of the new content for this blog in the coming weeks.
First, is the next of my steamfeasts. You'll remember those—the last one was the Soup Feast, several months ago. Coming up this Sunday is a Steampunk Murder Mystery Dinner, with the following menu:
Second, I'll be working in what could only be described as my most Victorian of jobs later this month, from the 21st to the 24th, as the cook for a family in the area. I was contacted by the lady of the house, and my services were officially engaged last week; I had a meeting with her yesterday to discuss menus and the various details of my attending to their dinners. They'll be getting some of my Steampunk Cookery creations (specifically, Mrs. Beeton's Chicken Curry) and some new and different items from various places, including the back—and creative centers—of my mind.Open-Face Tea Sandwiches
Dill Cream Cheese, Cucumber, Hard-Boiled Egg
Winter Squash and Chicken Quenelle
Roast Cornish Hen, Lemon Cream Sauce
Glazed Carrot, Rice
Greens, Green Onion, Celery, Radish, Hard-Boiled Egg, Beet, Dressing
Braised Beef en Filo
Winter Spice Trifle
Assorted Fruit and Cheese
Hopefully I'll be able to post something about both of these rather exciting endeavors here—if I'm lucky, the Steamfeast will yield a few recipes, and many pictures—so that you all can keep abreast of the culinary creativity in which I am engaged. After all, you've stuck with me so far, so why not keep going?