Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recent Eats

I don't have a 'real' post today, I just felt the need to write something since it's been a few days! Plus, we ate a lot of food in the past 4-5 days.

This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, SP's youngest sister, Z, got married. Friday evening, EPAS and her family arrived in town. They stayed with us for the weekend. When they arrived, they hadn't yet eaten dinner, and neither had we, so we ordered pizza from our usual pizza place, Pizza Milano. Cheese pizza for the nephews; spinach-chicken-bacon pizza for the adults. I didn't take any photos because Pizza Milano's pizza has been seen on this blog before.

EPAS knows I love whoopie pies. She brought me some from a bakery at her farmer's market and we enjoyed whoopie pies for dessert. Yum!

The rehearsal dinner was Saturday evening and it was at Carino's, which is near the IHOP and Costco in Robinson. We've eaten at Carino's several times before, so I didn't take any photos. The meal started with a choice of house salad, Caesar salad, or soup. SP & I both chose the house salad with house dressing (Italian) on the side. For my entree, I had the 16 Layer Lasagna. I couldn't pass up the chance to have lasagna with beef. Since SP doesn't eat beef, we never make pasta sauce/pasta meals with beef. SP chose the Lemon Rosemary Chicken which came with a huge sprig of rosemary. For dessert we shared 2 desserts (Lemon Cream Cake and Tiramisu) with the matron of honor.

Sunday was the big day. The wedding and reception were both at a hotel and the events started around 4 pm. After the ceremony, there was a cocktail hour with cheeses, veggies, dips, and hot hors d'oeurves like crab balls, Swedish meatballs, sesame chicken, and bruschetta. The dinner started with a fruit plate of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and strawberries. Next was an iceberg wedge salad with a champagne vinaigrette and some cucumber, bacon, and feta on the side. The meal was a buffet with chicken romano, a beef and mushroom dish, dijon pork chops, stuffed shells, steamed veggies, and roasted potatoes. After the meal, coffee/tea were served. There was a cookie table filled with cookies baked by family & friends plus cookies from Bethel Bakery. And of course wedding cake: 2 layers of white cake with a chocolate filling between the layers and white icing. I didn't take any photos - it felt odd to take photos of a wedding meal.

I had been looking forward on Monday to grilling and then eating out on the deck, but it was just too hot to feel comfortable on the deck. For dinner, SP grilled lamb chops. We used some of our fresh rosemary in the marinade instead of the usual dried rosemary. We also grilled some zucchini & onions. Inside the house, we cooked the fresh pasta from the CSA then mixed in some of the goat cheese from the CSA. I know I've posted lots of lamb photos and grilled zucchini photos before, so I didn't take any photos.

It was a food filled weekend and I'm definitely still feeling quite stuffed. SP headed out early for work today so that he could go to the gym, and I think I am going to go exercise before lunch. Definitely too much indulgence over the weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I hear you on the weekend indulgence. Too bad I've barely written about any of it, let alone worked it off. Too full, too hot...