Dinner for Mother

Cooking

Last night, my dad brought over champagne and we celebrated my mom! I actually haven’t cooked dinner for that many people in my lifetime – it’s hard work!
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But I chose an easy spread of foods and did most of the prep work in the afternoon.

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We had salad with strawberries, blue cheese, and walnuts with a simple dressing of olive oil, balsamic, honey, and mustard.

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Rice made with half basmati and half of Trader Joe’s lemongrass rice (so delish).

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Naan from the Whole Foods bakery.

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And chicken and vegetable curry from Kat’s fabulous recipe! I actually doubled it to ensure we’d have enough for the men. I didn’t quite have enough curry paste for the double though, so the flavor was a bit less bold than I would have liked. It was popular with the fam though!

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Dessert was a sampling platter from Whole Foods along with some chocolate dipped strawberries I made. The samples included key lime pie, pumpkin whoopie pies, and an old fashioned cupcake. It was a very nice evening.

Today’s rainy cold weather has been perfect for nursing this cold and knocking out a lot of report writing for work. It felt great to get the hard work done this morning, so I’m debating a gentle gym session this afternoon. We are grabbing dinner with friends tonight and I’m looking forward to getting out of the house.

Happy Monday.

  • Becca
    May 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This sounds fantastic 🙂 I love basmati rice and naan bread. I now want to go and make this entire meal!

  • Dad
    May 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Enjoyed our dinner immensely, Laura — thanks. Hope you weren’t counting on leftovers 😉

  • Mom
    May 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Yes, delish. You are a fabulous cook!

  • Kat
    May 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    1. I get alarmingly nervous when I have to cook for any group larger than Marcus and I.
    2. I am hardcore impressed by your rice arrangement. I need to check out the lemongrass from TJ’s!
    3. SO glad you’re still loving that curry and that it was a hit!

    xo