Tonight we’re hosting the husband’s college roommate – Canada. Yup, that’s his name. We’ve called him Canada since the first day we met him at Davidson Orientation. He was “Canada Chris” for a few days and then just “Canada.” OH yeah, and he hails from Toronto
Here they are at Homecoming this year!
I went for a 30 minute walk this afternoon in between rain showers to get some fresh air. Rachel Ray’s magazine is quite good! I started to get hungry around 5:00 when I got back and had a handful of roasted garbanzos to tide me until dinner -
We started dinner with a round of beers. I had a Raspberry Hefeweizen – YUM!!
But about 1/3 of the way through I realized I really wanted to sip on a glass of red wine, so I switched to a glass and let the husband had my beer. I’m going to remember this one for the mid-summer heat!
For dinner, we served Brie-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts. Just butterfly the chicken by cutting the breast in half like a book. Then grill, and put the brie in during the last minute of cooking. We also brushed the chicken in a honey-balsamic mixture before cooking, but I couldn’t really taste it. I would recommend an apricot preserves glaze, but we were all out!
Plus grilled zucchini and squash, topped with chiffonade basil -
And FLATBREAD DOUGH!!!!!!!! This week’s was made with half . It definitely had a wheatier taste, but was still delicious with more whole grains. Unfortunately (fortunately!?) I ate about twice as much as you see here both before and after dinner. I love bread and could not resist stealing pieces from the platter. I’m guessing I had about 4 oz total.
Canada brought us ice wine (all the way from you-know-where!) as a housewarming gift!! It was sooo delicious. Kind of like a Reisling mixed with Mead (honey wine). Very concentrated and full of flavor. The perfect ending to a meal!
I had about 1 oz (and the boys finished the bottle).
I’m actually not full at all, although I’m estimating this dinner (1/3 beer + wine + extra flatbread + icewine) at close to 800 kcal. Guess it’s those empty alcohol calories. I might have to have a little snack later.
I’m off to watch The Simpsons like the good old college days!