Our theme was "Cooking for Two". We started off with Saganoki Toasts, which were basically gourmet grilled cheese - Kasseri cheese on baguettes with lemon zest & butter. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of one. Then we made a basic vinaigrette - very zesty & fresh tasting. Our main dish was Greek Chicken.
Here's Andrea, pounding out the chicken with gusto.
Mom & Internet - I gutted a raw tomato. WITH MY BARE HANDS.
And I have photographic evidence. If you didn't know, I loathe raw tomatoes. I like salsa, I like spaghetti sauce, I like ketchup... but in the raw form - barf. And I have honestly tried to like them! I've tried them in salads, I've tried them with various dressings - every time, gag reflex. I hate the taste, the seeds, the SMELL... However, I overcame my weakness last night! Next thing you know, I'll be growing my own. Maybe.
The finished product, complete with tomato-skin roses, crafted by Rose and Ellie. Doesn't this just look lovely?!
The chicken was stuffed with feta, oregano & tomatos. YUM!
Then dessert. Ohhhh dessert.
Lemon Raspberry Pistachio Galette
We used puff pastries and lemon curd, put some raspberries in the middle, baked them & sprinkled pistachios on top. SWEET BLISS.
And after we were all stuffed, they brought out an enormous slice of chocolate-raspberry torte as a surprise for Andrea's & Sara's birthdays.
Patti, me, Ellie, Vanessa, Rose, Madelyn
Katy, Sara, Andrea, Tracy, Char
Such a fun, delicious evening with awesome girls!