Friends and food

My good friend Lindsay came to visit us today.  We don't get a chance to visit with her too often.  Just a week after my wedding, she flew to serve 2 years in Mauritania, Africa with the Peace Corps.  Then, after a brief visit home, she left to pursue her masters at Tulane in New Orleans.  She is finally home.  For good.  We think :)

To mark this special visit from Lindsay, I got cooking in the kitchen!  I don't have any pictures of the food (we ate it all) but I assure you it looked good and was delicious.

We had steak from the local farm with a topping of caramelized onions.  We had a salad with feta, strawberries, cranberries, sugar coated pecans (minus the cinnamon) and this amazing dressing that I will over-use for the next few years until I am bored with it.  Top that off with a pillsbury roll and we were in heaven.

The entire meal, all we could think about was dessert.  I went a wee bit overboard.  The dessert consisted brownies topped with Supreme Strawberry Topping, Sugar Coated Pecans and Sweetened Whipped Cream.

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The best part about our meal was the origin of the some of the foods.  The steak was from the local grass-fed beef farm (Wagon Wheel Ranch).  The onion was from our local CSA farm.  The pecans came from our Aunt & Uncle's tree in Texas (thanks Dan & Annette!!!).  The whipped cream was homemade and the strawberry dessert was made with an appropriate amount of sugar ( MY standards anyway!). 

I'm not sure that I will ever be able to make a meal this elaborate using only local/homemade foods, but this was was a fairly successful attempt.  It's the little things that make me happy...and chocolate...

Leo was just excited Mom was baking again.

1 comment:

  1. That food sounds amaaaaazing! Good friend, good food, sounds perfect.


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