Friday, January 22, 2010

Dinner with Friends

Wednesday was a great day! It started out boring with my standard breakfast and lunch. Greek yogurt with Kashi crumbled into it for breakfast. Half of a chicken breast and cheese sandwich for lunch. Dinner however was memorable and delicious!

In the fall two of our friends moved into Boston from North Carolina. They had been traveling all over the country for their jobs, living in different locations for 3-6 months at a time. We met up with them last year when they were in Palm Springs working for a country club and we were visiting friends. We convinced them that Boston was a great place to be and they decided to settle in Beacon Hill, a couple blocks away from our home. They are finally settled into their place so they had us over for dinner as a thank you for all of our help with their transition.

Lucky for Matt and me, our friend went to culinary school and worked as a chef the last couple of years. Needless to say dinner was fantastic and over the top! Our entree was chicken in a blue tortilla chip crust served over quinoa pilaf and topped with caramelized onions and leafy greens (kale and swiss chard) served with dollops of homemade sweet chili sauce. (I hope I did his dinner justice by explaining it correctly?!) Dinner was amazing. His presentation was beautiful! For dessert he made homemade chocolate banana empanadas that were coated in cinnamon sugar and served with dulce de leche ice cream. YUM!!! Of course I don't have a picture of dessert but I do have one of our pretty dinner.

It was a perfect evening. Lots of fun and delicious food with great friends. We had to leave shortly after dinner because Matt had to get home to pack for his work trip to the UK. While Matt's gone I'm going to make seafood for myself so that Matt doesn't have to "suffer" through some of those recipes. Orange Roughy with Basil Lemon recipe coming shortly...

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