Dinner for 17 people is hard work – pretty much took the whole entire day!
In between tasting the food we were cooking, I also nibbled on an Almond Cookie from Tahoe House Bakery.
We managed to prep Leslie’s Veggie Burgers beforehand – I adjusted her recipe a little by adding more bread crumbs as needed, and subbed the parsley for cilantro, salted walnuts/almonds for the pecans, and edamame for the corn…
…the latter I added to the Quinoa/Fig Salad – piled on top of a bed of greens that were tossed in vinaigrette.
…with tomato on the side, since they kept sliding off (ha ha).
I prepped Giada’s Fish Stew early as well, up to the point where you add the cod. 10 minutes before we were ready to eat, I reheated the stew and added it to the pot.
This was my first time making fish, ever and it turned out perfect! Replaced the white wine with red, since that’s what was in the house, and used Citrus Basil Seasoning in lieu of Red Pepper Flakes, so there would be no heat/spice issues.
Actually pretty proud of this meal – Abe and I make a great cooking duo!
Added a couple Wickles to my burger too. Love eating and saying them.
…I had one of both brownie versions.
Forgot to put out the strawberries we had bought – a bowl became a pre-bedtime movie theater snack…
….yes, there’s an actual screening room in this wonderful, wonderful house – just like in MTV Cribs!