Dinner Diary Archives

Our Saturday November 14 Open House Dinner

Saturday November 14 Open House Dinner

We had a great turnout for our November open house dinner last Saturday: 28 people! What a wonderful evening it was.
The food went over well and, of course, the conversation was the highlight. We are both really looking forward to next month’s open house dinner, and on [...]

On Our Table This Week …

We decided last week to start planning our menus for each coming week. That way Ward can make one big trip to the grocery store once a week for the staples he’ll need, and then on the days he’s cooking, he’ll only have to run out to get the fresh stuff: the meat, seafood and [...]

Dinner Diary: Shabu Shabu

We had shabu shabu tonight, after postponing it yesterday – we got involved in finishing up our living room, which we had just repainted, and Ward was too tired to cook, so we ended up getting take-out.
The shabu shabu was a huge hit, especially with the kids. There’s something about being able to cook your [...]

Dinner Diary: Vegetable Pot Pie

The other day Ward decided to combine a couple of recipes, and he came up with this delicious Vegetable Pot Pie. Just beautiful!

Dinner Diary – Lasagna & Shrimp

A beautiful lasagna dish tonight, adapted from a recipe in Olives & Oranges, as well as a dish of North African Shrimp (also from Olives & Oranges).
Sage Leaves on Top

Gorgeous & Saucy Layers

Delectable Shrimp in Spicy Sauce

Dinner Diary: Meat ‘n’ Potatoes – Kind Of

Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes
On the menu tonight:
Rib Eye Marchand de Vins: lovely rare rib-eye steaks with a sauce made from a pan reduction of shallots, stock, thyme and a good red wine.
Corn Griddle Cakes: a simple corn pancake.
Rum-Glazed Plantains: Rum and brown sugar, grilled until the sugar caramelizes a little.
These three recipes were [...]