I’m up early, this overcast Monday morning, preparing vegetables to make a Vegetable Beef Soup. Now, there is nothing wrong with a good beef soup……….I like cutting up the fresh vegetables and browning the beef and adding the spices and letting it simmer all day. Then into the fridge it goes, because most soups and stews are better, in my opinion, if they are left to meld at least one night. It just blends all the tastes of the seasonings and the sauce gets thicker. Then I’ll serve it with a hot cornbread full of spicy jalapeños…….yummmmmmmmmmmm! But, it also reminds me, soon, I will be aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer again, going out to sea……..
Eating cheesecake for breakfast if I want to…………..
And dining in a different restaurant every night…………
With plenty of desserts to choose from any time of day………..
and eating steak in the best restaurant ever!
and just floating along the ocean to my heart’s content………
and eating Chinese cuisine in the Pacific Rim Restaurant, where you sit under giant lamp shades……….
Or go to the Compass Rose Restaurant to enjoy just about any food specialty……..
The Sette Mari Restaurant is strictly Italian fare…..
always set so beautifully with fresh flowers…….
I have to admit they even made a plate of tomatoes look elegant!
I took some Cooking Classes…….The classes offer insight about the foods from the countries we would be visiting. “Mastering the Art of Fire and Grill,” was about spices and cooking on a grill, not just backyard grilling, but really fooo-fooo stuff to me! Ever so tasty! We sipped selected wines that would pair well with our meal………I’m in la-la land, just thinking about it!
It won’t be long before we are off again and I am ready! Until them, I’m dreaming and cooking the days away!
Smiles all around for the Weekly Smile! What made you happy this week? If you would like to post your Weekly Smile, look HERE! See you next week!