Monday, May 14, 2012

What a difference

Thanks to everyone who has thought good thoughts from the Molly Girl.

Just to recap, this was Wednesday evening ...


And this was Friday afternoon ...


One might say she got over the effects of the anaesthetic quite well!  She has totally bounced back and with a vengeance.  Completely different girl.  She's so happy, she's so good getting the cream in her eye (which looks so good), she just sits there and doesn't even blink and takes it, all for a treat of course. ha!   In the meanwhile Lucky runs a mile and hides under the kitchen table in case I want to put a drop in his eye too!   It's so funny.  He gets the panic dear in the headlights look about him.  

So hopefully everyone had a lovely Mothers Day.  I took mum to lunch at the Empire Grill in Geelong.  A beautiful three course meal which I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we agreed it was probably up there as one of the best meals we've ever tasted.   Simply sensational.  

It was a set menu with three items from each course to select from so we made sure we picked something different each so we could have a try of each others!  Be prepared to salivate.

Entree for me:  House made gnocchi, confit lamb & tomatoes, pine nuts, snow peas.
Entree for mum:  Butter nut pumpkin soup with crème fraiche & dukkah.

Main for me:  Char grilled 200gm eye fillet, dijon mustard mash, baby greens, bordelaise sauce (OMG that sauce was so good).
Main for mum:  Crispy skin Atlantic salmon, smoked barramundi dumplings, herbed cauliflower, cointreau & pink peppercorn sauce.

Dessert for me:  Chocolate trilogy:  warm chocolate brownie, white chocolate panacotta, chocolate mousse.
Dessert for mum:  Vanilla bean crème brûlée, fruit salad, biscotti.

All of course when I'm being good with my diet.   Ouch!   But it was a special day right.


Photo taken by camera precariously balanced on the top of the back of couch, propped up by a couple of books and me running back into the shot!

Hope everyone else had a great mothers day too.  


esther_a said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely day. You won't need to eat for a few days ;)

Calico said...

Sounds like you had a special day with your mom! go girl and roll in the grass, you deserve it for being such a good girl while you get your eye drops!

Margaret said...

The Empire Grill has been around for a long time with different owners and Chefs, BUT it has to be the BEST meal in town , Geelong that is.
Happy that you and Mum had a great day.

Lynne said...

Good to read that Molly is doing well. Sounds like you and your mum had a lovely day.