Mother’s Day DinnerPosted: May 14, 2012
DT and I hosted my mom and dad, his mom, my brother and his lady friend yesterday for Mother’s Day dinner.
On le menu:
- Ribeye steaks (veggie burger for me)
- Grilled asparagus
- Root beer floats for dessert (courtesy of my brother)
We started some of the prep Saturday night….DT got the steaks going in the marinade and I kicked off the Bruschetta.
Steaks for six (me, no thank you 😉 ):
They soaked for nearly 24 hours.
I cut up two-plus containers of grape tomatoes for my Bruschetta.
Then did my own marinade for the tomatoes with EV olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and cracked black pepper.
Soak, food, SOAK!
Sunday….back to the Bruschetta. Garlic had yet to be added – I smashed it and diced finely.
Look, my new basil plant!
I just love walking out into the [woodchippy, torn-up to h-e-double-hockeysticks] backyard and harvesting fresh herbs. This plant is the first of many to come this year!
Grated Romano cheese is tossed in….
Of course, I failed to get a photo with the tomatoes on the toasted bread. Poo. Oh well. I’m fairly certain we’ll have Bruschetta again this summer. 😉
Now, the asparagus. Three pounds, to be exact.
I drizzled EV olive oil and dusted sea salt on the spears, then onto the grill they went:
My dad likes to help man the grill. 🙂
Noodling over the meat….done? No? Charred? Maybe?!
Omigosh it looks like a parking lot in our driveway. Maybe we’re tailgating.
The asparagus platter came together beautifully. A few healthy dashes of lemon juice and grated Romano cheese were added….yum! This is the perfect time of year for asparagus.
(YESH. But I hear it was lovely.)
Another photo fail – I forgot to take photos of the floats for dessert. Poo again.
We gave my mom a new, retro-looking coffee pot for Mother’s Day. I hope it lasts her 50 years.
I love her.
Hope your Mother’s Day was as special as ours!