Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dinner with Friend

Tonight I'm having one of my coworkers over for dinner. We're going to excercise together, then she's coming over to give me some decorating tips while I give her some cooking tips. I'm very excited about the simple meal I have planned:

Nibbles
Sauvignon Blanc served with Thinly Sliced Manchego Cheese and Tart Granny Smith Apples


Salad
Fresh Italian Bread torn into bite-sized pieces and tossed with halved Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Unfiltered Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Grated Parmesan, Red Pepper Flake & Cracked Salt and Pepper


Main Course
Whole Wheat Linguine tossed with Prosciutto & Baby Peas in a light Parmesan Cream Sauce

Dessert
Ladyfingers & Almond Butter Thins served with Raspberry Puree and a nip of Bailey's Irish Cream

The best part about it is, I had most of this stuff stocked in the fridge and cupboard. The items I had to purchase for the meal - meat, bread, cheese, milk, cookies - only came out to around $15. Thanks, Trader Joes!


What's your favorite entertaining trick?


So there's that,


Laura

2 comments:

mkieper said...

I think you've missed your calling. You need to write menues for resturants. Just the way you word it, makes me want to eat it.

Laura said...

Damn skip, it does!

I used to do that at my last job. They didn't pay up, so I didn't put up.