Dinner in Houston
My SIL, brother and niece really pulled out all the stops for tonight's dinner In Houston. We drove from Lee's Summit, MO. to their home two days ago.
My SIL had brought back some home grown tomatoes from Wellington MO. She had some French baguettes and ciabatta in the freezer. My brother cooked up some wild sockeye salmon on the grill. SIL made some Sandy Capellini.
The beautiful and talented niece made the salad and they let me chop up the veggies for the bruschetta. The salad was a spinach, strawberry, walnut and goat cheese classic with a simple vinaigrette. The bruschetta was kalamata olives, great tomatoes, freah basil, a hint of garlic, red onion, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
My brother broke out some Ledson Engine Block Red and a Wente Merlot from his extensive vino collection - the best wines I have had in many a year. What a nice feist with family. Back to Phoenix tomorrow. We had some special edition peach cobbler ice cream and water mellon sorbet for desaert with my niece's chocolat chip, banana, oat cookies.
My new best dog friend named Truffles, was totally washed out from our 4 mile walk, making dinner and vino. But even asleeping with 4 paws in the air, her evil eye was on anyone who tried to pinch a morsel from our plates. She is the sweetest pit bull/weimaraner mixed rescue pooch one could ever want. Check out those yellow eyes!
Those teeth! Remember, this sweetie is asleep!!! She is one determined German. My apprentice better watch out! She could easily be replaced :-) Truffles is sweet as pie though.