Monday, May 31, 2010

Grilled Squash Leftovers

What to do with leftover grilled veggies? Serve them as a chilled salad, just cut them up and add a little of your favorite vinegar.  In this case I used some White Wine Vinegar and added some Grape Tomatoes for added color ... it turned out great.  I'll definitely be pulling this little trick all summer!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dinner "In" with Friends!

My hubby and I had dinner with our good friends Holly & John Friday night and I couldn't stop myself from taking pictures -- I know "tacky" but I absolutely could not help myself.  John is the cook in this household and man can he cook!  It was so great to just sit back and have this handsome and talented fellow whip up a meal just for ME (and a few others, but whatever).

First up:  Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of tomato, basil, and avocado with this awesome wasabi cream oozing over the top and then just a little sprinkle of fresh chives . . . it was even better than it looks.

Second:  Awesome chopped salad, can't really tell you everything that was in it . . . only matters that it was divine!

Third:  Grilled scallops over mushroom risotto with sauteed turnips and turnip greens . . . gotta LOVE a man that is not afraid to serve turnip greens at a dinner party . . . not only do you have to be talented but you've gotta have balls!  The risotto was great with it's deep mushroom flavor and creamy texture, it was in perfect balance with the sweetness of the scallops.

Excellent meal and excellent friends -- Thanks John & Holly!