Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Dinner Delight or Disaster?

We had the family over for dinner the other night. It was nice, my parents and siblings all came, and so did Uncle John. My kids had so much fun playing with all the aunts and uncles, then my eldest had her first sleep over at my moms house. I was pleasantly surprised that she lasted the whole night. I thought for sure around midnight or one in the morning I'd be getting that call that she'd want to come home. She proved me wrong! Anyway, I digress, the dinner was interesting in that I just could not seem to get things right. Don't get me wrong for as interesting as dinner ie the food turned out, it was edible and good, just not the top of my game. We started off with soup, which was good, then moved on to salad and the main dish. That's when trouble struck. Apparently in one of my more brilliant moments I put one of those disposable casserole dishes in the oven on too high of a heat. Let me tell you, that stuff melt and gets all over everything! So my house is filling up with smoke, but no one is minding. Thank god they all know that I really can cook!
Next up is the dish that I keep forgeting to serve. I found this great recipe for carrot and snap pea bundles, where you thinly slice and julienne carrots and snap peas, saute them with a little oil and sugar, and then bundle them and tie them with partially steamed chives. The tricky part is getting the chives steamed just right. If you over steam them, they break, if you under steam them they won't bend and they snap. They look great, took way too long to make and I froze them, so I keep forgetting to serve them. Oh well, maybe this weekend I'll pull them out of the freezer and try again.
Like I said it wasn't too bad, everyone ate, enjoyed and laughed at all my crazyness. Like I said it was nice to have everyone over and spend the evening chatting about life, the world and stuff. Still can't figure out what the deal is with me, maybe too much is going through my head....I've been thinking too much lately......perhaps I should be thinking less and doing more?

5 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

When you have too much running through your head, you'll never be able to just push it away. Pour all those thoughts out into your blog so that you can free your mind up a bit more.

BStrong said...

Think less, do more? I like it dear. Listen to Kim so that I don't have(although I am sooo eager)to listen to everything when I get home tonight:)
B

Naomi said...

You have 3 small kids and yet you have time to make pretty bundles of vegetables and do lots of entertaining, you're my hero!! My kids feel lucky if I manage to steam some frozen veggies and I can't remember the last time I had anyone over for dinner.

Julana said...

I, also, am impressed with those vegetable bundles. Good night! :-) I am doing good to get the broccoli into the microwave.

Belovedlife said...

Let me tell you that is the last time I am making those bundles, they were a pain in the butt...but they did look really nice. I guess the last part is tasting. We know thay look good, but do they taste as good? We may never know at the rate I am going. I'm planning on serving them this weekend, let's hope I remember this time.....