Came home yet again to the smell of The Husband preparing dinner … what a great end to the day! Tonight it was Roast Chicken and Yellow Rice with Green Olives. Definitely his specialty and my favorite meal from his repertoire. This was especially perfect, because tomorrow is Supper Club, and having dinner done already gave me more time to start prepping my dishes.
Once a month, a group of women and I get together for a social evening, each of us bringing anywhere from 2-5 dishes that we cooked, with one of the dishes being part of a theme. March’s theme is Celebrity Chefs. We rotate houses, and the evening is filled with new recipes, great food, cocktails (of course!), chit chat and basically a great time. With the headstart The Husband gave me, I was able to get 4 of my 5 dishes done and out of the way tonight. All are new recipes for me, so fingers crossed on them being successes!
I’m making Chocolate Yogurt Loaf, Stir Fried Broccoli with Mustard Glaze, Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs, Warm Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Hot and Cold Sesame Noodles (my celebrity chef dish, from Rachael Ray). I got everything but the Tortellini Salad done tonight, and that one’s easy enough I can pull it together when I get home from work tomorrow. I snuck tastes of the Broccoli and Sesame Noodle dishes and both are yummy, and sure to be repeaters for us. I’ll report back Thursday with a report on what everyone else brought.
Onto the Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread I made last night. I thought it was good, particularly toasted with a bit of butter. Because the chocolate is such a strong, definite taste, though, I don’t think you can compare this to other plain banana breads. By the end of the day, half of it was gone. Considering it’s sharing table space with a bag of Kettle Chips and the Apple Cinnamon Bread I brought back from this weekend’s adventures, that’s not too bad. Oh, there’s a half-box of Girl Scout cookies someone donated to the table as well. With a stressful office environment that’s 75% women, sweet and salt are good to have around.