Saturday, November 13, 2010

Delicious Dinner

Last Saturday, Taylor and I made a really yummy dinner!  We had his parents and sister over to eat it with us too!  I found all of the recipes on the Whole Foods website.  I had made a dessert called “Pumpkin Chocolate Cake” the day before.  So first, we decided to make an appetizer called “Creamy Cucumber Chive Cups” which were really simple and fun!

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The only required ingredients were cucumbers, cottage cheese, plain yogurt, chopped chives, pepper, and olives!

We also made some “Smashed Potatoes with Stilton” and they were also very easy and fast!!  It also had some walnuts on top and that was really good!IMG_0199

We used red potatoes, milk, butter, sea salt, Stilton cheese, and walnuts to make it.  The Stilton cheese was very interesting!!  It has a very strong smell and is very flavorful!  It’s British.  We looked up Stilton cheese online and found some funny rules about it!

To be called blue Stilton, a cheese must:

  • Be made only in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire from local milk, which is pasteurised before use.
  • Be made only in a traditional cylindrical shape.
  • Be allowed to form its own crust or coat.
  • Be unpressed.
  • Have delicate blue veins radiating from the centre.
  • Have a "taste profile typical of Stilton".

Then we made some soup called “Carrot Bisque with Ginger and Mint” and it was really good!!IMG_0208

It had vegetable broth, carrots, onion, fresh ginger, nutmeg, garlic, milk, butter, pepper, and, fresh spearmint.

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That’s me chopping up carrots for the soup!

We also made “Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing” for serving of fruit in the meal.  It was really good too!

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There were lots of yummy ingredients in the fruit salad!  It had plain yogurt, raspberry-apple frozen juice concentrate, poppy seeds, apples, bananas, blueberries, kiwi, peaches, and strawberries!

The only thing we had that we didn’t make ourselves were the Lion House Rolls!

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It was so much fun to make a delicious dinner!!!  I wish we had time to make yummy dinners more often!!

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful and healthy dinner. I would love to try it the next time I come to town. Y-U-M-M-Y!! Love you!

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  2. Whoa. That looks yummy! I think I'll have you guys cook it for us the next time you come!

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  3. It WAS yummy. I didn't know it was so healthy when I ate it. Leave it to Brooke to make me live longer. Thanks guys, love you!!!

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