No, you're not reading wrong - it's not January 1 2011 again, and we didn't have 78 dinners in April. Fact is, this blog fell WAY into the weeds, and it took from August 2010 until the end of April 2011 for us to catch up and post to this point.
Since April is now so full, we'll wait until May to post the backlog of 2011. But we hope that you and our other reader (how we appreciate his visiting our site, considering he only has a half-hour in the prison library) will be able to get all the mind-numbing details of our culinary life very soon.
Fri. Dec. 31
For the end of the year, we had two inch and a half thick beef tenderloins, simply grilled until crusty outside and rare inside.
Along with that, potato galettes with thick yogurt and lox.
To drink, a half bottle of our own Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989, bought in 1991 for $17.50 the half bottle. It's still drinking strong, fruity and bold after 20 years, though Holt had to nimbly decant it to avoid the raisin pie at the neck and base.
Later, at midnight, a bottle of Segura Viudas pink cava, and Holt's chocolate-drizzled macaroons...in bed. A very happy new year.