Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Today Is A Birthday


Today is Dearest Wife's actual birthday. So at great risk to us both (though also at her request), I will be cooking dinner tonight. As my culinary skills are quite rudimentary, I'm opting for the tried-and-true approach of good ingredients prepared simply. On the menu: pan-fried scallops with wilted spinach and papaya salsa. Only problem is I've never cooked scallops before. Gosh, I hope I don't f**k it up and poison us both...

On that upbeat note, Happy Birthday, Dearest Wife! I'll try my best...

The Sugarcubes - Birthday (Icelandic version) (buy here)
King Khan & BBQ Show - Fish Fight (buy here)

10 comments:

Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Love to all.....

Rachel said...

FiL, what is the deal with doubting your chef skills? You conquered the pilbo you can conquer scallops. I have faith.

Do pass on happy birthday wishes and love to Dearest Wife. :)

~Rachel

Also, that Sugarcubes-Birthday track is very cool.

Enda said...
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FiL said...

Sorry, Dearest Enda, but wife has requested to remain anonymous, hence I felt I had to edit your comment. Fear the heavy hand of censorship...

Anyway, herewith the sanitized version:

Enda said...

Belated birthday greetings to Dearest Wife from (this) Dublin contingent. Where's the Altered Images track?

13/9/06 03:45

Tim Young said...

I had raw scallops the other day .. :)

Happy Birthday Mrs FiL

The Civil Servant said...

Happy birthday to her
and i'm sure you've succeded in cooking
Is my english correct?

RYS dear Fil

coxon le woof said...

Happy Birthday Mrs Fil!!!

I think we all have faith in Fil's cooking abilities to know that that their won't be any upset stomachs around the House Of Pogo today.

And if it's any help Fil, I don't even know what a scallop is, let alone how one would go abut cooking said item of food.

Rachel said...

And if it's any help Fil, I don't even know what a scallop is, let alone how one would go abut cooking said item of food.

hehe :)

Mentok the Mind-taker said...

I fear I was mere hours late with my offer of my secret salmon recipe. It's official name is Shagadelic Salmon, the very thing for a birthday celebration ;-)

However, it does not fall into the category of simple ingredients simply prepared, as it involves a lengthy marinade and a sauce that takes about an hour to make. But, man, is it worth it, wink, wink, nudge nudge, say no more.

Happy birthday Mrs. Fil!

FiL said...

Dear Angel Feathers: Thank you for your kind visit and showering of love. I'm tickled... :)

Dearest Rachel: Trust me, I know my limitations. Pilbo wouldn't have been so tame if I had had to cook for it. Ask me to tell you the quiche story sometime...

Dearest Enda: I fear I thought the AI track might be a bit too obvious. Or maybe I was making the link between Icelandic and Anglo Saxon, Norse & Celtic...

Dearest Tim: Glad to see you survived!

Dearest Coxon: What? No knowledge of scallops?? Oh dear... Must educate you if you ever come out this way...

Dearest Mentok: Oooh, that sounds delish! And the side effects seem tremendous...

Dear All: Dearest Wife was very touched by your Birthday wishes and thanks you sincerely.