On Sunday I made an Italian meal for my & Terry's parents. So, the weekend was built around that, what with all the cooking & cleaning. I was proud of myself though because in the midst of all we had to do, the 3 of us spent beautiful quality time together in the pool, with mojitos in hand.
We have Sunday family dinners often, mostly in the winter, but what specifically prompted this one was the challenge Terry posed to me to make my very own meat sauce for spaghetti. This is not something I had ever done before because I am not a huge red sauce kinda gal & opt for the white sauces or garlic/olive oil types. So, after a week of research - exploring why some use tomato paste & red wine, maybe beef but not pork, & simmer for hours upon hours while some don't, I came up with my very own sauce. It was a hit. Needless to say, it made me so happy that my husband along with everyone else loved it. So, into my book of favorite recipes it will go. That recipe, I will post tomorrow to give me some time to put together my notes.
I also made a baked fettucine with asparagus, lemon, pine nuts and mascarpone and for dessert I made the Grilled Bananas but this time served it with a Creme Fraiche I made from scratch. I will post the recipes for both the fettucine and creme fraiche later.
Here are some pictures. Click for more detail:
The table set before dinner. I love these pasta bowls Terry bought for me from the Harry & David store.
The sink after dinner.
The dog I love but never talk about - Tucker freshly groomed
My little superhero