Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Feasting...

Food is a very important thing for us. It's a way that we show we care and it's one of the things that brings us together. Not only that, but we love to try new things and try out different flavor combinations. Since I've gotten here, we've been feasting a lot!

The above picture may look like just mashed potatoes and meatballs, but the mashed potatoes are made out of Japenese sweet potatoes. They have a purple skin and a white flesh and have a rich, buttery, nutty flavor that is perfectly accentuated with a little bit of cream. Inspired by a condiment made by a chef on the Food Network television show, Chopped, I made an onion gastrique with grape jelly and sliced onions.

We've been working a lot, so I just threw together a quick stir-fry for dinner the other night. It was fast and tasted yummy.

We haven't just been eating in. For lunch one day, we headed down to the Papa's & Beer for some excellent Mexican food. The torta is about as big as Cynthia's face, which made me laugh.

Nina Bagley came over today and one of the little snacks we made for the visit was cinnamon and dark cocoa powder coated roasted almonds with brown sugar. They were the perfect little treat to go with our fresh squeezed juice and good company!

For lunch, we made a roasted pork loin with pears and onions, caramelized bacon, fresh green beans, and sliced French toast slathered with butter, brie cheese, walnuts, almonds, and a little bit of honey. (If food is a way we show we care, this meal really shows how much we care about Nina Bagley! We love her!)


Betty BeadBug said...

Now I'm hungry! :-)

nina said...

i love you guys!!!!!!! mmmmm..... it was all wonderful - the food (YUM), the company, the play. you are beautiful. xo

Jean Hutter said...

WOW what a wonderful array of food - everything looks yummy and photographed so beautiful.

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Patty said...

OMG Andrew, remind me to stop reading your blog before I have breakfast. Wow. Any chance you'd offer a recipe for those almonds? They sound like just the right treat to put out for the visitors at my art show booth this weekend.

Have a great day!