Last Thursday was our third dinner! As I said in my last post, in Celia's absence I recruited a guest chef, Mary Dellenbaugh. Mary put together a great vegetarian menu for us, which was:
Sekt as an aperitif
Parmesan, garlic, and artichoke dip with bagel chips and olives
Pumpkin-curry-fig-coconut cream soup
Spinach & corn tart on a bed of greens with a balsamic reduction
& mini lemon-raspberry cremes for dessert
It was all delicious!
Only six people were present (our smallest yet!) and it was a very cozy evening. This time, I remembered to take a few photos!
In the absence of an apron, Mary swaddled herself in a towel to blender-wand the pumpkin into submission:
The guests, before we realized we didn't actually need both tables since two people cancelled/didn't show:
And one with me in it...luckily you can only kind of see my horrible thrift store Christmas vest, hahaha:
I have loooved having the leftovers the past few days! Those who didn't come, you missed out.
Stay tuned for the pumpkin soup recipe--Mary invented it herself!