As I have been savoring every delicious meal plan, delighting in your shared wisdom for entertaining guests graciously and actually looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone, a small opportunity presented itself.
A special young lady (my son's girlfriend) was celebrating a birthday.
As she and Jeremy were going to be stopping by yesterday, it seemed a cake and some gifts were in order. After checking to see if they could stay for dinner, I decided to make my son's most requested recipe (nicknamed "Mac & Ham"), broccoli & cauliflower and a nice fresh salad. He'd been telling her about this recipe since they met and she was anxious to try it. It's certainly not fancy, but it's the recipe both of my boys request when given a choice of what's on the menu for dinner.
And since her favorite color is pink, freshly picked pink dogwood branches became the obvious choice for an impromptu centerpiece.
Dinner was on the table and eaten before the camera stood a chance. I always enjoy watching college kids
scarf down eat a home-cooked meal.
** Happy 20th Birthday to Amber **
Thank you all for your wonderful encouragment and menu suggestions. My mouth was watering just reading them. I'll keep you posted on the "stepping out of the comfort zone dinner".