One day after a successful pool party (aftermath post to come) I am back in the kitchen for another impromptu dinner. I have never thrown parties on consecutive days so I guess we will see what happens.
Though it has come on last minute, I have been preparing for this dinner since September 12, 2009... The menu has gone through several drafts, multiple guests lists, and at least 4 rescheduled dates. She is the one person for whom I can not wait cook. No, Ina Garten is not gracing my doorstep...my mother is.
I did have the pleasure of cooking for my mother back in March when I took Just Bring Wine on the road, however I have always wanted her to see how my weekly parties run. So, when a last minute in-and-out visit was put on the calendar I bought some fresh flowers, scheduled a house cleaning, and cracked open my Back to Basics cookbook. Our Menu:
Farfalle with Spring Peas, Cream and Proscuitto
Garden Salad with Fresh Vinaigrette
Garlic Ciabatta Bread
French Apple Tart
When I told my mother to come to my house for dinner tonight, she said “please don’t fuss, but out of curiosity what are we having?” seems like we are off to a good start.