Thursday, December 22, 2011

Apples to apples

Yesterday we had one of my favorite meals: a steak au poivre (pepper steak) with a cream sauce made with calvados (apple brandy) and served with french fries. We followed that with a green salad. Dessert was an apple tart. I started out with these beautiful reinette apples.

Beautiful apples called reinettes.

Lunch was scrumptious as it usually is. Then we had the tarte. Yum! I also got the news that my new monitor will be delivered today (Thursday). Here's the tarte before we cut into it.

An apple tarte made with a custard filling. Yum!

So if the monitor is indeed delivered today, I'm planning to clean out the space where it will go before I hook it up, which means doing some organizing on and around the desk. I also plan to open up the computer to dust it out, a job that should be done every year. It'll be a busy day.

20 comments:

  1. Oh how I love peppersauce and steak! I think I'll have to make myself something appley to put an end to the gloomy wet weather we've been having! Apple tarte looks wonderful too!

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  2. By organising, Walt, do you mean moving the two mountains on your desk to either side to create more roon, or are you tidier than Tim?

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  3. Yes, I agree - Pepper Steak is one of my faves too. While I write this, Sue is making Pate which is her Xmas tradition.

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  4. That is the most gorgeous looking apple tart I have ever seen.

    Happy birthday for yesterday, Walt - hope it was a great day for you.

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  5. Fred loves to make tartes. Mostly because he know that I won't touch them and he can eat the whole thing.
    Happy cleaning!
    m.

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  6. And a very happy birthday to you, though belatedly.

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  7. Happy Birthday a date late and a dollar short;) So glad your monitor is arriving today and maybe you are reading this note with it. Happy Solstice too.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Walt!
    Hope you're planning on being home when the new monitor arrives.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUDTPbDhnA

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  9. Delayed Happy Birthday! Why do your desserts always look prettier than mine?

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  10. Dean France, I was just about to provide that link myself :)

    story about Fed Ex bad delivery of monitor

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  11. Sorry to have missed your birthday. A bevy of belated wishes for happiness, good health, and joy in life. (The apple tarte is yummy looking.
    Maggie

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  12. That tarte looks delicious. I hope you had a happy birthday, even if you had to cook your own tarte.

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  13. It all looks delectable.

    By the way, wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday!

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  14. Yum, yum! We wish we could be there to share good food with good friends!
    L&L

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  15. The tarte looks better than some I've seen in Parisian patisseries.

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  16. The tarte is magnificent -- there's no other word.

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  17. That tart looks wonderful!!!!!

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  18. What a gorgeous looking tart Walt.
    Happy Birthday for yesterday!
    Sue

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  19. All, thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a great day, and that tarte was delicious (if I do say so myself). We finished it off today.

    I just realized that I hadn't responded to these comments with all the excitement about receiving and installing the new monitor. But now I'm up and running again.

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  20. ahhhhhhhh wheres the recipe looks great.


    Angela

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