To coin a phrase from that great philosopher of the ages, Meatloaf: "I would do anything for long, but I won't do that..."
I still don't fully understand what that song means; however, the sentiment holds true.
Dorie, I love you; I love your books. I made the liver mousse last year, but I just couldn't chop the liver this year. Love has it limits.
It's not you, it's me.
So, liver, I have to cut you loose and move on to something else.
You have been replaced by the earthy, woody mushrooms.
Now, onions, you can stick around. You were sautéed in oil until you started to turn a lovely shade of golden brown. While you were draining, I was able to slip in the mushrooms.
You remember mushrooms, don't you? I know that the two of you were meant to be friends. In my heart of hearts, I just know that you breathed a sigh of relief that you didn't have to share the spot light with "the other one".
Of course, once you were both cooked up, you were seasoned and allowed to hang together for a while in the refrigerator. I used the terrine, just like Dorie said. Does that count for anything?
Judging by the way you tasted on top of my crepes (with a little bit of ricotta), I think I made the right decision. You both seemed really happy together.
Sorry liver, I had to go with the better offer.
Okay, so yes, I know I totally cheated. This is supposed to Mme. Maman's chopped liver, but not chopped onions. But Doristas trade out ingredients all the time, don't they? I totally followed the instructions, just changed out one lone ingredient. And Dorie encourages experimentation. So, using Cher logic, it was all good. Please don't take my Dorista card away - I was following the spirit of the recipe, if not the letter.
The Dorista zone is a "no judge zone", right?
To end on a less suspicious note, here's the book update: The 9th Girl by Tammy Hoag - I mostly liked it, but thought the author forced all the pieces to come together in the end. The Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. These are the first books I've read by her and I liked them both.
Speaking of reading, its really cold up here - so curling up with a book is a perfect way to avoid wandering out. Of course, I've barely done any Christmas preparations, so I have a feeling that I am not going to be able to hide out in the house all weekend...
Have a great weekend all - stay warm!
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.