OK, one of my best girlfriends just made me an amazing dish for my birthday, that I can only describe as an ideal “engagement salmon” for you. It’s fresh salmon, with fresh dill and butter on top. No lemon. Nothing. Simple yet completely mouthwatering! You can make it in a toaster oven, you don’t even need a real oven! I would have proposed to her but we both have boyfriends 🙂 Just remember fresh dill, ideally from farmer’s market.
WOW! That was fast turnaround! I will admit I modified the recipe. Maybe that’s why we weren’t at Tiffany’s within 2 days….The actualy original recipe (if you’re going to be hardcore about it) is just lemon and chicken and salt and pepper. I added garlic cloves and rosemary stuffed into the cavity, and some lemon zest rubbed into the skin a day or two before (along with salt and pepper, per gabrielleelise1981‘s
fabulous suggestion). It was the best chicken I’ve made. And I paired it with a chardonnay.
Except tonight, I made better chicken, but my BF is out of town and so it was for my college GFs. We try to do a monthly dinner.
regarding the ring stuff: I was bold enough (am I regretting this now?…i don’t know, it was pretty bold) to make sure my BF knows what would make me happy in a ring. I at first tried to let him know it wouldn’t matter, he could tie a string around my finger. Then his friends who are all getting engaged have these super ridiculous rings…more than I could fathom, and I told him that. He still said his idea of a nice ring was $____in this range or so. I think there’s a male pride aspect. He said it would be bad to have the top or the bottom of the ring comparison, in other words, if it’s big or small enough to be a topic of conversation, it’s not ideal. Whatever! but guys have their ideas. And he makes more money than I do, so I guess the social expectations are different (see this post http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/different-ideas-about-the-ring
So I said F*&%K it! I told him I may feel uncomfortable if a ring was over a certain price. Becuase I’d be afraid of wearing it. Although I respect his thoughts on it.
And yesterday I wrote the model # for the Tacori setting that I’m in love with, on my desires/goals list on my fridge.
Sassy, or Crazy? I don’t know 🙂 So now, if he’s morally opposed to the string, he knows a nice setting to get me.
Was this caused by the engagement chicken superstition? Or do I need to do it over again without garlic and rosemary in order to end up at Tiffany’s 2 days later?
I don’t know….