|l-r Judy Duvall, Lydia Plunk, Edda Gahm and Trisha Bowler|
The informality of the evening made it perfect to try some fun sounding wines from the Wine and Cheese shop at Tom's Farms. Vintage cut crystal glasses are at the ready where the wine waited in a sink full of ice. My new "wine journal" was at the counter, ready to record our impressions and imaginations conjured up.
Back at the appetizer station atop the movable kitchen island, hot and savory is joined with cool and sweet.
A platter piled with apple and persimmon slices surround a bowl meant for dipping. It held cream cheese whipped light with a touch of half and half, a splash of vanilla and just enough powdered sugar for irresistibility.
Edda's green salad was perfect foil to Trisha's rich green beans in cheese sauce casserole.
Having received an extra writing assignment last week- plan A of flaunting my homemade lasagna had to be scratched. Not enough time. However, a couple rotisserie garlic rosemary chickens from Albertson's and a tray of a a very special macaroni from the wonderful Middle Eastern market in town combined for a fine main course.
The movie selection:
Judy's top-secret berry dessert was a perfect ending to a delightful evening.
The macaroni dish- I am sorry I am afraid I don't know how to spell it- but this description will get you served: It is made fresh every Friday- a seasoned ground beef interior makes it like a Middle Eastern lasagna. From
Aljibani Halal Market
23385 Golden Springs Dr
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2028