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Our first weekend hosting family in the new house


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#1 kramer

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:24 PM

We had a marathon family weekend! Made a TON of food. So happy to finally have space to host family get-togethers!!!!!!

Saturday my parents, sister, and cousins came over for lunch.

We made a duo of cucumber salads (recipes from my friend's food blog):
http://www.duodishes...-of-two-salads/

Cooked some salmon on the grill and turned it into salmon salad:
http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html

Served that with some crackers and also some homemade egg salad.

We had carrots served with black bean hummus dip and chips and salsa... that was all snacky stuff before the real meal.

Started the sit-down meal with some cold borscht (traditional Polish beet soup) - http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html - it was a big hit, even with the family members who swore they hate borscht ;)

Then we had an awesome pasta dish (thank you Giada and Erinisme): http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html

After lunch, the cousins went home and Diddy's parents showed up. We let the meal digest for a few hours before starting in on dinner!

Diddy did an awesome job preparing a beef tenderloin with a garlic, rosemary and thyme rub: http://allrecipes.co...ing/Detail.aspx

It was grilled to a perfect medium-rare, and we served it with grilled corn on the cob, grilled asparagus, and the leftover beet greens sauteed with garlic, onion, and red wine vinegar.

For dessert we picked up some amazing cheesecake from Cheesecake Machismo, our incredible local cheesecake place.

oh man, what a weekend!!!!!

#2 Karen

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:37 PM

:clapping:

Sounds awesome!

#3 WindDancer

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:50 PM

::drool::

Now I'm going to have to troll the internet to find the perfect thing to make for you guys!

#4 kramer

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:06 PM

no complaints there! :D

#5 jme

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

tenderloin is sooo fun to cook... AWESOME!!!!

I love coking for people in the new house. so fun.

#6 Lemireacle

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

:clap:

#7 kramer

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

oh, lemire, i still owe you a grilled cheese! and now i have a comfy place where i can actually make one for you without murdering someone in my kitchen! :-D

#8 kramer

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

i think it's been over 3 years since i first promised you that grilled cheese.... for shame...

#9 Lemireacle

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

oh, lemire, i still owe you a grilled cheese! and now i have a comfy place where i can actually make one for you without murdering someone in my kitchen! :-D


:lol: :thumbup:

#10 blindmule

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

Cheesecake Machismo rules!
My favorite - The Marion Berry: Cheesecake w/ Chocoloate and mixed berries.
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#11 kramer

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

that was my favorite of the 6 flavors we got!

it was sooooooooooooooooooooo good. mmmmmmmm