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.

8 comments:

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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