I’m back!

You know, I can’t do anything simply.

As you read on Tuesday, my MacBook Pro (yes, I’m one of those people, about which Terry good-naturedly teases me) needed to go in for a broken hinge. Considering it’s a first generation (yes, I was on the waiting list, I’m a dork) and just a little over 2 years old at this point and the only other thing that has gone wrong with it in those two years is a broken key and a battery recall, I’m pretty okay with this. I got it back yesterday, all shiny and pretty and… hey, what’s this? Why is my memory out of my laptop?

Apparently, Apple doesn’t like 3rd party products, so they said it failed the diagnostics, so they had to take out my extra gig of memory. Ugh. So, until I get to a hardware store for a 00 Phillips head screwdriver, it’s running a little slow. So no pictures for now. Okay, fine, I also forgot my camera adapter and can’t upload at work, either. Oy! However! I will tantalize you with the menu for my first Cincinnati Supper Club dinner!

Unlike Chris S‘s menu, which is elegantly paired with wines, mine is a bit more informal. I’ve decided that spring is here, and spring means lamb, so that’s what I’m going for.

First course:
Homemade Hummus and pita chips
Goat cheese and pesto dip with pretzel crackers
Salt and Pepper Peanuts
Wasabi Peas

Second course:
Roasted leg of lamb served Gyros-style, with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, pita and homemade tzatziki
Spring greens salad with feta, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, almonds and homemade vinaigrette

Third course:
A selection of gelato from Madisono’s
Lemon stilton and Strawberry stilton

Terry and I had pizza and watched Top Chef (okay, I watched Top Chef, I’m fairly confident he didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. I’m totally rooting for Stephanie and Richard.) and after he left, I did a bunch of prep, so all I have to do when I get home tonight is pick up the lamb at Eckerlin’s, the gelato (notice “selection”? It’s whatever pops out at me after work), grab a couple of things I forgot, throw the lamb in the oven and assemble everything else. I should have taken pictures of all of my prep bowls– I was pretty proud of myself. Also, no fingers were harmed during this episode of Cooking with Julie.

I’m sure I’ll post pictures (and if I don’t, I’m sure 5chw4r7z will) and recipes tomorrow!