Remember last week when I asked what you would choose between the wasabi salmon and the pork tenderloin with mustard sauce? Guess what we chose? You will find out in a moment.
First, the appetizers:
Sweet Pea and Ginger Hummus
Unfortunately I can’t post the recipe, since it was given to me by the chef at our club, but if you’re really interested, email me and I can give it up. It sure was yummy!
Blurry photo of endive leaves with gorgonzola and pecans, along with goat cheese stuffed dates.
Traditional Hummus; a little on the bland side since I make it for Ava to eat as well. She LOVES hummus.
One of the bottles of vino. The Tin Roof Merlot was quite good. I’m picky about merlots and only like a handful of them, and this was one. Not my favorite, but not to tannic, medium bodied, and went really well with the appetizers. (We also had a lovely white from Argentina that I forgot to photograph. It was the hit of the evening!)
Sarah brought this awesome Asian Green Bean Salad. Filled with peppers, green beans, cilantro, ginger, garlic and serrano peppers, this was not only flavorful but a great mix of textures.
And, if you guessed Wasabi Salmon, you were right! Perfect with the salad that Sarah brought. We must have been on the same wavelength! Grilled perfectly by hubby – aka Grill Master.
Altogether with a few grilled wedges of butternut squash and enjoyed on the patio on yet another beautiful Arizona evening.
We had so much fun with our new friends, and can’t wait to introduce them to some of our other foodie friends. I love meeting new people!
How do you meet new friends? Or do you find it hard to meet people and click where you live?
I’m fairly outgoing, but I think it’s also about the area where you live. Are people open and friendly, or more reserved and go about their own lives?