I love the show "Top Chef."
Ok, I admit, Padma is one reason I tune in
but mainly it's because of the awesome food they whip up.
Yesterday my daughter and I watched a Top Chef marathon.
By the end of the 5th show I was starved.
So I gave my wife a "Quick Fire Challenge."
Tempeh sauteed with onion and fennel seed that was hand ground with coarse sea salt.
mashed potatoes smothered in a Maitake mushroom gravy,
with sauteed carrots,onion and kale
and a fresh picked green salad on the side
that I never touch.
She has immunity in the next challenge.
Because I was a large donor to the Obama campaign
I keep getting emails asking if I want
to attend the inauguration.
Been there - Done that.
Hopefully I'll have a better seat this time around.
Big news in our household.
My oldest daughter Erin is now engaged.
His name is Matt.
Unlike son in law #1, he is not Irish
so that's a bit disconcerting.
But I did witness him ordering a pint of Guiness
without being prompted,
so he has that going for him.
So, I did what any future father in law would do
and invited him over for a celebration of sorts.
That's right, I put him to work.
As you can see
he passed the test with flying colors.