anyone who knows me knows
that i love to entertain.
being surrounded by my family & friends is my favorite way to be. i truly believe, almost always, that the more, the merrier!
last night, though, i had an intimate little dinner party with my brother and his wife,
and it was just right.
soundtrack: my adele/ray lamontagne
(images via idolator & lastfm)
i put together one of my all-time fave, quick as two shakes of a lambs' tail salad:
fresh, organic spinach; organic strawberries; toasted pecans (or walnuts, whatever you have--i often candy mine, too, using the same recipe i do for making huge batches during the holidays. they are ridic; i'll have to share that in another post!); gorgonzola; & poppy seed dressing. it is so good.
then i cooked up some delish lemon chicken & roasted asparagus with parmigiano-reggiano (i add the cheese 5 mins before its done cooking so it will melt perfectly). it was super simple; cooked in the kitchen while we caught up over a couple glasses of wine (and of course munched on a little app platter i threw together with what i had on hand: hummus, crackers, cherry tomatoes & baby carrots).
(images via foodnetwork)
don't worry, i didn't stop there.
for a little something fun for dessert, i made
these amazing chocolate almond milkshakes.
damn, they were good!
you must try them.
it was awesome.
just the dose of grown-up conversation i needed. and of course the wine. there's always that.
tonight i'm going to be watching a movie that i'll be sure and fill you in on tomorrow.
i haven't decided what yet, but i want to make this whole movie review thing a staple
round these parts...
there may or may not be excessive amounts of wine involved.
any film faves?
have a fabulous day, darlings!