This weekend was chock-full of the good, the bad and the ugly.
First, the good: Love, Loss and What I Wore opened on Friday to a full house and was a benefit for our local chapter of the YWCA. We were sold out again on Saturday and while we had a smaller house yesterday, the audiences have just eaten up the show.
The bad: stage fright. I haven't acted in so long that I've forgotten what it was all about. It didn't show in my performance, fortunately, but I was petrified going out there on opening night. It really helped that my fellow actors were so amazing that I warmed up before too long.
The ugly: the tiramisu cake I made yesterday for this month's Cake Slice pick. You'll see what I mean on Friday.
And a second entry for "the good": last night's dinner. How many of you were readers of the late, lamented Gourmet Magazine? My guess is most of you. It kills me that when I sold my house in 2008 to move in with my now-husband, I recycled almost a hundred issues of Gourmet because I didn't want to move them. I figured that there were plenty more issues to come, right? A year later Gourmet stopped publication.
I have a handful, maybe ten, of random issues that survived the Great Recycling Binge of 2008, and I treasure them. This recipe is a reminder of what made Gourmet so great. I'll post the polenta recipe tomorrow.
Tuscan Chicken with Olives and Pancetta