Remodeled House Warming

Saturday I picked up my beau from LAX and headed over to S and D’s house for a remodeled house warming get together dinner.  It was the first time that we would be having a get together with all 4 of us (girlfriends) plus our SOs (husband in S’s case).

The house is SOO beautiful.  They did a fabulous job with the design of it and their contractor presented it beautifully.  I’m in envy of her new kitchen which includes a Viking stovetop and double oven.

The dinner was delicious.  Starting with appetizers that C brought over.  I didn’t want to stuff myself with appetizers so had to limit my portion unfortunately.  S and D used their wedding china and crystal so the setting was elegant.  Here’s a picture of the table setting:

S and D's Wedding China and Crystal Table Setting

S and D's Wedding China and Crystal Table Setting

S cooked a roast pork tenderloin with creamed corn and apple chutney.  Here’s a picture of the main course:

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Creamed Corn, Apple Chutney and Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Creamed Corn, Apple Chutney and Whipped Sweet Potatoes

The pork was soo juicy and eaten with the creamed corn and apple chutney, the taste was extraordinary.  DK made the tastiest green salad.  I love salads but I have no imagination when it comes to putting one together.  DK’s salad included cranberries, pecans, and apples!  I made dessert and used Dorie Greenspan’s Most Extraordinary Lemon Tart recipe.  It scared me since I had never made a tart before and hadn’t had much luck with crusts before.  The tart crust was for a 9″ tart pan and I’m not sure if my tart pan was an 8″ one or 9″ one – I didn’t bother to measure it.  (And I’ve had it for over 20 years – a gift from SS that I never used)  There was a lot of crust and I didn’t think there would be enough room for the lemon cream.  It puffed a lot while baking, even with the foil cover so I ended up using a fork to cut the puffing down.  The lemon cream was soo yummy!  Here’s a picture of the lemon tart:

Most Extraordinary Lemon Tart

Most Extraordinary Lemon Tart

I can’t believe how much butter was used though.  Yipes.  The dinner party was a success and everyone left with very happy tummies!  Thank you soo much for a tasty dinner S and D!

P.S.  Sorry the photos are dark and fuzzy, the camera was not cooperating (and neither was the operator!)!

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One response to this post.

  1. Ooh, that lemon tart looks lovely! I have made the lemon cream, yes, so rich but so yummy!

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