Friday, February 15, 2008

VDay Dinner: Recap

What a fantastic meal. Here are some photos:

The table.

Place setting close-up. Very simple.

I know, not very green of me. But we like paper napkins. And I hate laundry. All cleaning, really.

Centerpiece. I probably should have added a taper. Oh, well. Hindsight.

Appetizer--Roasted Feta recipe I saw on MattBites.

Divine. I served it with thinly sliced tart apples and sliced good italian bread. I forgot to sprinkle it with pepper before serving--and we didn't miss it. I only ate it on the apples and I thought it was a delightful taste--tart, salty, sweet, crispy, creamy.

Chicken and Broccoli Penne Alfredo with Proscuitto and Salad.

I'll post the pasta recipe a bit later today. The recipe and procedure for the polenta triangles will come next week.

Dessert Crepes.

This was my plate--there were several filling and topping options. Our guests seemed to enjoy creating different combinations. Note that these crepes were completely flourless--I'll be posting the recipe for this soon.

After our guests left, we let Thundercat back in the house. She found the balloon.

I'm a little disturbed seeing how high she can actually jump. A good four feet straight into the air.


Kevin said...

Having had the pleasure of ingesting the food pictured above, just wanted to add that everything was delicious and my wife and I had a great time. Also, great picture of Thundercat.

Mrs. W said...

Thanks, Kevin. We enjoyed the evening immensely--and of course you must know I enjoy the entire process of planning, prepping and cooking a meal for guests. I loved feeding you both!

Anonymous said...

WHAT a cat!

Mrs. W said...

I KNOW! We're peeing ourselves over here--she's been doing that ALL DAY LONG. The balloon has no chance.

No chance.

Lulu said...

What a nice place-setting! I love the roses in the glasses. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Whoa! That Thundercat can really jump! Great photo...

Mrs. W said...

Thanks, Lu. I love the way the roses in the glasses looks--and they're still going strong. A pinch of sugar in the water does the trick every time.

And Thundercat is scary good at jumping. We forgot to put the balloon behind a closed door last night and she got it and destroyed it while we slept. I think she sucked out the helium.

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh... that photo of your cat cracks me up! Wow - what a great capture!

Mrs. W said...

She's a card, Kristen, that's for sure. I actually got several shots of her leaping through the air after that balloon.

Thanks for stopping in.

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