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