Boy did I run out of time today! Calls took over my life. Never got around to making my recipe, but Matt and I have a plan to morph it into tomorrow night’s dinner, so it’s all good. We have triple dinner parties this week, not including nights we’ve cooked with Karen. Not that we aren’t both worthy, but it’s been nice to make meals a full affair – and plentiful.
Tonight we had the troops – Faith and Tate – over for a reunion get together.
We look so jazzed for photography, don’t we ; )
Matt baked a special loaf of bread this morning, which we served with some holiday cheeses that were passed through Karen’s social lines to us. Thanks Tracy!
Believe it or not, most of the cheese tray was GONE by dinnertime! Those boys were hungry!
I think this was my favorite flavor so far as a Foodbuzz Maker of Taste – Apple with Anise. It was just like champagne with an apple twist!
Faith rocked my kitchen!
For the FIFTH time ever, we made Happy Herbivore’s Lentils with Saag – although we did a different kind of lentils tonight (and I kind of missed the super spiced red lentil dal that we used to make)
Tonight we used frozen spinach mixed with pinches of every spice imaginable [fresh ginger, garlic, garam masala, curry, turmeric, salt, pepper, cayenne, coriander…]
And my drinkable yogurt made the perfect addition!
We also roasted Twin Oaks Tofu and 2 butternut squashes – slow-roasted at 375* for about 45 minutes to PERFECTION!
Lastly, we cooked up some lentils with a few more spices and a can of diced tomatoes. They were just OK.
I actually couldn’t finish my plate – it was a LOT of food!!
After dinner, we decided a walk would be nice, and since F+T walked to our house, we walked them home! And then back home. It wasn’t cold at all, but now that I’m inside again, I can tell I’m thawing out. Can’t wait for warm summer nights!
We didn’t have dinner till 8PM and I can’t believe it’s already 11!