Welcome to the first day of fall! The friendship bread recipe, for those of you who do not follow me on INSTAGRAM, it turned out like a textbook picture (see below).
The friendship bread posts were fun but it’s time to move on. I will certainly be baking that recipe every 10 days for as long as I stand it. I may even do a YouTube post next time. Now it’s back to our regular scheduled program.
I had company come over on Sunday. We ate, we drank, and we had great fun.
I set the table prior to everyone’s arrival (see below). I usually only do this at Thanksgiving but now I seem to be more inspired. The china sets in my house seem to be growing now at an exponential rate in large part thanks to Sam. Between that and my writing, both seem to be encouraging me to use the various china, flatware, and glassware we own. It was nice to see everyone’s face, including Jennifer’s, when they saw the table.
The recipes I made were a salad, scallops and skirt steak. Let’s start with the Spinach Salad with shrimp tempura, mandarin oranges and candied pecans. Click the link above for the salad recipe and here for the salad dressing recipe: Mandarin Orange Balsamic Vignette.
The second course was a scallop dish that I have been wanting to make for a while. Jennifer does not like scallops so unless I want to eat them alone I had to wait for company to come over and join me. Usually my surf and turf combos include lobster or some kind of shrimp dish. Those Jennifer will eat. The scallops, as it turned out, were not very big so I was not supper impressed with the size of the scallops that wound up on my plate. I will have to make scallops on a bed of beet couscous again with bigger scallops next time but you can get the idea of what we ate here:
Couscous (I used the beet variation found in the notes section)
The last thing I made was the entre, Skirt Steak.
I marinated it in: Steak Marinade II
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The Drunken Chef (Russ)
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