Friday, October 19, 2012

Dinner Report

The good news is that our dinner on Wednesday night went off perfectly. The bad news is that I completely forgot to take photos of the food. I thought about taking the pictures as I was setting the food out (and even mentioned it to someone standing in the kitchen with me) but forgot to follow through, even though the camera was right there in front of me. So frustrating! 

Our menu...

From the Warburn Winery, Margaret River, Australia:
Beyond By Miles From Nowhere, 2010 Chardonnay 
Miles From Nowhere, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Beyond By Miles From Nowhere 2010 Shiraz

From d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Australia:
The Custodian, 2008 Grenache

From Schild Estate, Barossa, Australia:
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010

Chicken and veggie spring rolls with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Veggies with a tangy cream dip.

Green salad with blue cheese, cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and chopped mangoes, apples, and oranges. My biggest regret is that I did not get a photo of the salad - everyone commented how beautiful the presentation was. PeePorn made a creamy mustard dressing to accompany it.

Pad Thai with chicken and shrimp - this was a little spicier than PeePorn usually makes but it was very good.

Chicken cashew with veggies.

Mild red chicken curry.

Laab Gai - this is a spicy minced chicken salad that is served in lettuce leaves. It looks and tastes very much like P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps. 

Shrimp in a spicy red sauce.

Steamed white rice.

Dessert was a selection of Tim Tams (white chocolate, dark chocolate and strawberry). 

No one lingered too long after dessert and Kevin and I had the dishes in the dishwasher and the house straightened up before 9:30 pm. I am a little obsessive and cannot go to bed unless the kitchen is cleaned up - I hate waking up to a mess. There was a lot of food left over and, since we have plans for dinners out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I wrapped everything up and Kevin took it all in to his office to "share". 

Have a great Thursday.

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