I broke two rules of entertaining last night.
- I tried a new untested recipe on guests.
- I didn't make "enough".
A long time ago I was told (and I read) that you should never try an untested recipe on guests. I was also told you always make more than enough.
Well here are my thoughts.....................................If Good Housekeeping is publishing the recipe I am going to make the assumption that it has been tested a few times. Secondly, making more than enough is an attitude that will do nothing but get me fat. Don't you agree? Are any of you reading this a product of not "making enough?"
So last night the restaurant owner, the food critic, the waiter, and someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen creating amazing food creations, were all at my house for dinner. The pressure was on.
Well, they loved the Pumpkin-Potato Gnocchi. They thought the sauce was perfectly light (my own creation); which was good for an 8:30 PM dinner, and there were leftovers. The recipe said it served six, there were five of us. There were at least two servings left over
Rules were made to be broken; and in this case breaking these two rules can save your shape. Because always remember…………………. Round is a shape; but probably not one you enjoy having.