Monday, June 14, 2010

dinner party numero uno

I am so happy to report that as of a week ago, I do, in fact, have a fully functional kitchen. A kitchen means cooking and cooking means blogging. I'm so happy to be back!

Brandon entertained our guests while they enjoyed libations in the backyard and I cooked up a storm in the kitchen. Our guests drank cosmos and a twist on my minted lemondrop, sans mint with the addition of fresh cherry juice from the farmers market. In the kitchen, I worked on a farmers market Greek salad, risotto with leeks, and seared scallops.

Our guest list was exclusive, I must say. My parents have been so instrumental in our house-fixingupness. I am so lucky to have them. Also, Rich and Alba, our neighbors and my parents BFF's, have been there to help us throughout this process. Rich has helped my dad for countless hours with plumbing and the kitchen, and Alba helped me cut up old narsty plants among other things. I am so thankful to have a kitchen, but more so to have such an awesome crew who I can show my thanks (however ill-sufficiently) by cooking on Saturday night. And it was fun!


Natty said...

Aw, way too sweet! I love it! Your place looks SO GOOD!!!

Anonymous said...

we're 2 weeks away from a 'functioning' kitchen w/ an Imperial 6 burner industrial stove and GE monogram range hood. Seriously looking forward to this.