Nicholas (11): Yum.
Maureen: I agree. Full of yum.
Tim: This is hardly something new, though. We used to make this all the time when we lived in Chicago.
Maureen: Life in Chicago– a lifetime ago, or in quantifiable terms, 16 years ago. That probably was a Silver Palate recipe. We made a lot of good dinners from that back then.
Tim: But we usually made it with veal.
Maureen: Yes, but this is good too, and much easier to source the ingredients. I should keep this in mind for when we’re on holiday and we’re trying to figure out what to make that’s quick and easy and doesn’t require any exotic ingredients or spices.
Nicholas: I would definitely want to eat this again.
Maureen: Agreed. This is a perfect weeknight dinner, too, because it’s so quick to make. Boiling the new potatoes took twice as long as making this.
Tim: I’d give it a score of 8 out of 10. I would eat it again.
Nicholas (incredulous): Only 8? Surely it’s a 9.
Tim: Don’t get me wrong. I liked it. I just didn’t think it was all that creative.
Maureen: Honestly, you don’t know how good you have it here if you’re only giving it an 8. We’ll have it again and maybe you’ll give it a higher score next time.