The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

So I'm hosting a dinner party for five friends on Thursday. I haven't figured out what I'm going to make yet. I know my world-famous chocolate-covered strawberries will be made. (Maybe this time, I'll actually use chocolate instead of the almond bark I've used in the past.)

The only restriction on menu I have is pork and green peppers. Any suggestions from my more domestic (or domesticated) readers on recipies to impress?


  • My best tendencies tend to be desserts, but I have a few things up my sleeve.

    A really easy (but DELICIOUS) main course is cod on roasted vegetables. You can choose whatever vegies you like, but new (the little red) potatoes, onion and brocoli or tomato are my preference. I would start with the potatoes because they take longer. Quarter them and lay them out on a casserole dish. Put olive oil and some fresh thyme on them and bake for a while in the oven (I think 375) until they start to soften. Take them out, add onions and broccoli and a little more olive oil. Stick it back in the oven for a bit. Finally, take it out and lay the cod across it all. Brush it with olive oil and add fresh thyme (they also have a lemon thyme that you can get fresh at Central market that might taste really good). Cook until the fish starts to flake and voila! Serve with salad and white wine and you're good to go.

    If you want to eliminate a step, you can replace the potatoes with something less dense like eggplant and cook all the vegetables at the same time.

    It shouldn't take more than 30-45 minutes to prepare.

    By Blogger Kristiface, at 12:51 AM  

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