Sunday, March 23, 2008

Family Food

My parents were in town this weekend and it was, of course, filled with lots of food.


Pre-parents cleaning and food shopping (I should have an empty fridge?!). At the Teet The Pedant and I also bought more ingredients in case we needed an impromptu Baked Beans Huevos Rancheros.


Mother came earlier than Father (because she got Friday off and he did not) and we had a nice lunch at the local Crepeire. She got brie and spinach and I got the "champagne" (tomatoes, zucchini, onions, maybe mushrooms and goat cheese). Very tasty.

My mother took TP and I out to dinner in the city and we ate at a nice Italian place. I got the asparagus, arugula and goat cheese salad and spinach fettichini with wild mushrooms in a cream-based sauce. Definitely not healthy but oh so tasty.


Father came bearing a large wooden buffet (my parents were getting a new dining room set and this was a good hand-me-down piece for us) so although not food related, it will be able to store our china dishes and we can have fancy meals on fancy plates. Yay!

We made a lunch of my childhood: lots of whatever we have around (granted my mom and I bought some things, but...the idea...): hummus, good bread (a substitute for bagels since I refuse to buy them out of NY), swiss cheese, leftover chick pea stew, tuna fish, lettuce, onion, tomato. We then pulled out all the stops for desert: pineapple and bits of chocolate we had in the house.

For dinner, we went to my cousins for a really lovely meal. (And equally good company and dogs.) For appetizers we had a homemade 7 layer dip which was really good plus baked brie and hummus. Dinner was amazing: Cesar salad, eggplant Parmesan and a portobello lasagna that has nuts and lemon zest - really delicious and has a fun kick to it. Dessert was oranges, pumpkin pie and oreo pie...amazing...

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