Family in town!

from L: Dad, Michael, Amanda, Eric, Katie, Meagen, & Maggie

I love having family come to town- especially when that includes having a chef for a dad. I think it's safe to say that I've got a fair amount of repair work ahead of me in terms of dieting after this weekend, but sometimes it's worth putting those goals on hold.

We went to the Lexington Barbecue Festival (crowded, but I'm glad admission was free) and then dad cooked for us that night- here's the menu:

-sauerkraut balls (sauerkraut, corned beef, dijon mustard)
-bacon-wrapped scallops
-apricot-stuffed brie in puff pastry

-mixed-green salad w/ mandarin oranges, cashews, dried cranberries, red onion and light balsamic vin.
-hickory-smoked pork tenderloin with a honey balsamic glaze
-red-skin potatoes

-chocolate & caramel brownie with whipped cream

I was full before dinner was served but managed to maintain my standing as a life-time member of the clean-plate club throughout the evening- all topped off with a few glasses of Ecco Domani- mmmm...

Now, of course, I have a half-wheel of brie with apricot stuffing in my fridge, two full slabs of that pork tenderloin in the freezer, and tons of leftovers. It was a great weekend- especially with Ohio State taking Penn like they owned them :)

1 comment:

traphic signs said...

yummy! saurkraut balls?!?! i kinda want some!!

that all sounds delicious. i especially am drawn to the starter menu!!