So here was my special dinner for my friend Nina, complete with my favorite flowers (that lasted a whole week before falling apart!)- stargazers (lilies).
We had garlic bread from a Barefoot Contessa cookbook, corn on the cob, Puy lentils, Greek salad, and beets with a garlic-walnut sauce. I was trying to satisfy any cravings for veggies she might have because her husband doesn't like them. Plus, it's all fresh and healthy! in a manner of speaking... what really topped it off was my essay at recreating a Bon Appetit, July 2009 recipe for chocolate-raspberry cream pie- very yummy! And very pink!