Jumping Jehosaphat, I think I have got it!!!!!!!
The old expression was "Jumping Jehosephat." Just a polite expression of surprise. Like "Holy crap!" might be today.Historically: Jehosaphat was a wealthy king of Jerusalem. One day an army from the east march on Jerusalem to take his gold. Jehosaphat told the people not to worry that the battle would be his and Judas's on the following day. The people let out a joyous cry "Great Jumping Jehosaphat." That's the "story" anyhow. I wasn't there. :)
I love it when a light bulb goes off.......especially a food revelation. Like it was in front of your eyes all the time but you kept missing it. Thinking and thinking, going over ingredients in your pretty little empty head. Wondering how you can make it different or better or spectacular so your dinner guests are envious and feel quite inferior to your culinary capabilities (that's not nice, I know! But you would if you could too heheheheh).
Anyway, lately I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out a dessert item for an appetizer get together I am having on Sunday evening. Last year a friend gave me an Eggnog Pound Cake Mix from Williams Sonoma. On most occassions if someone gives me a food item I like to prepare it when I have them over so they can share in what they bought me. The mix was good until 2008 so I decided to save it for this Christmas. Of course, being the culinary superior being I think I am (keyword is THINK), I can't just bake off an eggnog pound cake and serve it. I have to make it into something no one has ever dreamed of. As I was exercising today it came to me like a pizza delivery guy during a football game (doesn't everyone think of food while exercising?). I am going to make a White Chocolate Tiramisu w/eggnog pound cake. Instead of Lady Fingers I am going to slice up my eggnog poundcake and use Godiva White Chocolate liquor to soak my slices and then make a white chocolate filling with marscapone, white chocolate, eggs and cream. Then I will use white chocolate shavings and perhaps put a side of balsamic strawberries for topping. Plus it will look like a Giant White Christmas Snowball sitting in my clear trifle bowl.....added bonus. Sometimes I amaze myself!!! I think I need a nap.
Date night update: Last night was date night with the hubby. http://www.capersrestaurant.com/
Goat Cheese Baguettes:
Buttered Sour Dough Baguettes topped with imported Goat Cheese and served on Baby Arugula with homemade Tomato Jam
Herb Crusted Tilapia:
A sweet Tilapia filet encrusted with a Melange of fresh herbs. Finish with your favorite sauce of a Wild Mushroom Ragout or Lemon Meuniere. Served with Cranberry and Apricot Wild Rice
White Chocolate Bread Pudding