December Recap: Dinner with Family and Friends

December 28, 2008

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti

On our last night in Virginia Beach, Rob and I decided to host dinner at my parent’s house. Asides from the usual suspects of my immediate family, we invited Amanda, Neleh, and Shane. We all assisted in the preparation of the meal in some capacity or another, but Rob was master of the kitchen. Frankie was his Junior Sous Chef.

Everyone was too busy enjoying the meal for a picture. Besides, I was badly chastised for trying to take pictures of people while they were eating. Instead, here’s our dinner.

Starters and Sides
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Israeli Couscous with Scallions and Dates

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Roasted Beet Salad witn Feta, Pine Nuts, and Mint

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Ratatouille
{The nephews wanted to know what it tasted like.
They’re big fans of the movie of the same name}
Main Course

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. ~Fran Lebowitz

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Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Sea Salt Rub

My mom and I are not fans of Lamb. So, Rob made us a separate main course.

{Not Pictured}
Broiled Salmon topped with fresh Gremolada

Dessert

I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~Jason Love

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Pecan Tarts made by Neleh S.

The dinner was enjoyed by all. The proof? There was nothing left.
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