Late afternoon we decided to ask Lisa over for dinner. We talk through a couple ideas of what to eat and settle on steak (we did happen to see t-bones on sale at Independent) and salad. Then we convinced one of my oldest friends, Peter, to come join us after his kids went to bed. It was a late dinner but nice to eat without rushing because of the kids!
Our menu wasn't by all means elaborate, but it seemed perfect for a day like today. A beautiful sunny gorgeus day. The weather was beautiful, everyone seemed to have an extra spring in their step.
Steak on the BBQ
- seasoned with montreal steak spice
- BBQ'd until medium-rare aka delicious
- cut zucchini in half
- scoop out seeds with spoon
- marinate in dressing (we keep italian dressing on hand just for this!)
- before putting on the 'Q I add goat cheese into where the seeds were scooped out
- BBQ'd until zucchini turns that see-throughish (probably a term for this....?)
- Peanut oil heated up on stove
- add lots of chopped garlic
- Added a bit of pesto parmesan dressing to the pan
- cook on low until dinner is ready. Yum!
- we cheaped out and bought a bag of garlic bread, but it was yummy too!
- with peppers, tomatoes, croutons, feta cheese, avocado
- pear & blue cheese vinagrette dressing (which, I feel the need to tell you amazing)
For dessert, I tried out my new Kitchenaid mixer and made a delicious banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Now, after I made this and poured it into the baking dish, there seemed like ALOT of batter. And it took longer than the suggested time to cook so I think I messed up on the recipe. It calls for 1 1/2 c mashed bananas, I took 4 frozen ripened bananas and used them, so mabye that's where my problem occurred? But the finished product was delicious! The cream cheese frosting was sooo good. I've never made a cream cheese frosting with icing sugar before and as you can imagine the results were yummmmmmmmy.
Now I must go rescue my baby from being possibly smothered by his older brother.