My husband celebrated his birthday last Saturday and we hosted a small dinner party. I opted to keep the menu simple since I would do the cooking alone. I decided on rice-stuffed roast turkey, a vegetable salad, baked spaghetti for the kids and a peach cake. I wish the photos looked better but I had to turn the camera flash on. I couldn’t set up the tripod since our guests had already arrived and were eager to dig in.
I’ll post the recipe for the roast turkey after I submit my op-ed column at noon.
The salad was made of hand shredded romain lettuce, tomatoes and feta cheese served with a sweetish Japanese salad dressing (you can see the bottle on the top right hand corner of the photo) that went so well with the salty feta cheese.
Finally, I baked! I didn’t mess up the frosting too! Well, actually, it was a Pillsbury mango cake mix. I substituted peaches because mangoes are no longer in season. I did the frosting though–whipped cream and sugar. LOL How difficult could that be, eh?
Anyway, it was a great dinner. Our guests, whom we see almost every Saturday over pot luck dinners, asked if we couldn’t bring roast turkey every Saturday. :razz: Flattered as I was, I said no. Too expensive.
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