Gad - I've really neglected my poor little blog. Sorry for the long delay in posting. I've been busy, but not that busy, which means I've been lazy. But our good friends Fred and Julie came by and we had a nice "almost birthday" dinner for Fred (happy almost birthday!). Julie has just started a blog (which I've linked here and below), and I thought I ought to get back to doing my own.
It's been quite the gastronomical weekend, including tonight's meal: vegetable fritatta, chicken sausage, and home made corn bread - and chocolate mousse cake. The weekend started with a very fun brunch yesterday at Rick and Ann's with our good friend Gary, who came across the Bay to see our new house.
But the weekend's true highlight was yesterday's dinner, with guest chef Aenoch. It was quite the production, making full use of our ovens, the six-burner cooktop, and all our counter space. Here are some action shots:
Pan roasted chicken with a mushroom and shallot reduction:
Potato and celery root mash (which required the use of our food mill - I did not know we had one):
And roasted cauliflower, and a green salad with beets and toasted pecans: