I recruited a friend to help me cook my last dinner. Because DF loses all sense of cool when he's frantic in the kitchen.
She did a great job. The fish soup, perfectly rich and milky. Striped bass fillets, seared beautifully. Porgy, packed tight with delight. And for the finale, the octopus was ably seared and sautéed. Well done. Really well done. Took some pressure off my shoulders, and I was able to relax a bit more (for a change) during dinner.
Many thanks. And I'll have your apron and towel washed and pressed for next time. You see that bracelet? Glamorous.