Well, it hasn't been going all that great so far. I give you exhibit A. The Monte Cristo:
Now if you've never had a Monte Cristo before, well you should. It's like a ham and cheese sandwich wrapped in a funnel cake - and if that's not enough to turn you on then I think you should probably consult some sort of professional.
My friends and I have been in love with the Bennigan's Monte Cristo for quite a few years, and things were looking pretty black when they announced a few months ago that they were closing half their restaurants. Thankfully though the one in our city remains open for the time being but my friend Carrie and I still harbor some fears that the current economy will rob us forever of the joys of the Monte Cristo and so we made it our mission last night to discover the recipe for the monte cristo and to learn how to prepare it to perfection at home so that we would never have to go without its greasy goodness.
We found a recipe online, purchased our supplies and set to work. We prepared the sandwiches:
We dipped them in the batter and placed them in my ancient fry daddy.
We dowsed with powdered sugar - we were a little more generous than the usual dusting you get at the restaurant. Less is not always more my friends!
And then the moans of satisfaction commenced!
Notice the contented faces, the powdered sugar on the lips and the shirt. Ah, it was a beautiful thing.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to check and make sure my little gazelle workout machine will still hold my weight.