My readers will appreciate that I love to blog on my special meals.  Over the years I have prepared some exceptional dining experiences for the wife and shared a few for my fans.

A couple of days ago I had to visit my Doctor’s office for a minor prescription renewal and blood tests.  As it was supposed to be a quick trip I did not bring a book.  I had to spend a half hour in the waiting room reading the selection of magazines that they have.

Looking around the room there are lots of guys but the magazines are Chatelaine, Flair, Best Dressed women , etc.  Not a Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics or Golf Digest in the room.

Obviously, even though it is a Clinic with 5 male doctors and 1 female, the selection of the magazines is delegated to the 2 young ladies at the front desk.


As I said, I normally bring along a book to read but thinking my visit would be brief I was forced to read magazines.

I picked up a Chatelaine and leafed through looking for a new recipe that I might prepare for Pat.  They had a Coq au Vin Blanc recipe that sounded great.

Normally Coq au Vin is made with red wine and basically a stew for old chicken pieces. I have made it in the past. This one used white wine and was in the category of quick meals.  That should have been a clue.

So tonight I prepared Coq au Vin Blanc for dinner.  I followed the recipe from Chatelaine exactly (cut in half).  Not one of my best meals.

Pat told me that she thought it was…. very nice.  The kiss of death for a review.  So those blog readers that think I am a gourmet chef, not everything works out.