All Good Things

The Bruins’ loss to the Canadiens last night still stings, and I am not proud of the way the Bruins went out. They are a better team and organization than that. They will have to wait till next season to redeem themselves.

At least we ate well.

IMG_3384

Game 5’s dinner was a nod to the greasy kid stuff you could get at a hockey game-chili dog cups. I know, there’s a lot of lovely fresh vegetables on that plate, but the chili dog cup is just as messy and marvelous as one you’d get at any stadium.

IMG_3375

It started with hot dog buns rolled flat into dough-like sheets, and placed in a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray (h/t Melissa D’Arabian). They were brushed with oil, and baked in a 375 deg. F oven for ten minutes, until lightly toasted.

IMG_3378

Then they were filled with a combination of cocktail weenies and spicy chili, topped with a bit of American cheese, and baked in the oven until hot and melty.

Last night was Game 7, and Game 7s are extraordinary, so dinner needed to be extraordinary, too. Too bad the Bruins were not extraordinary.

IMG_3390

These are lobster ravioli served in a tomato cup, topped with a tomato cream sauce and Parmesan cheese. The whole package went under the broiler to soften the tomato and brown the cheese.

IMG_3385

These are ravioli in progress. I used egg roll wrappers, cut into quarters, for the ravioli wrappers, and the filling is lobster, with wilted spinach and shallots, and mascarpone.

IMG_3388

The ravioli are resting after their swim in the hot tub. They were the perfect fusion of delicate flavors and textures, as well as the fusion of Boston’s Italian, Chinese, and seafood offerings. I pulled it all together for Game 7. Too bad the Bruins did not.

All right, on to the next adventure. I hope you try some of these “cup” foods, even if you aren’t watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I will keep watching, in the hope that the Montreal Canadiens have their rear ends handed to them by someone. But the cooking will move on to bigger and better things. It’s only a month until our first CSA pickup, and I am really looking forward to the fresh, fresh, fresh flavors of summer. See you again soon on the Road.

Advertisements

Comments? Thoughts? Share them here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s