Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vegetarian Dinner with Friends




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The winner will be chosen randomly on Tuesday.

I had an exciting weekend!  On Friday I went out with my sister-in-law dancing.  My eats on Friday included steel cut oats with cinnamon and berries, a Thai dish that I split with a friend, and some chicken soup.  I had a few beer in the evening.  

On Saturday morning I made a quick berry and banana smoothie, then headed to the bridal shop with my sister!!!  She found "the" dress in no time - it is absolutely PERFECT for her, and I am so excited.  We also booked her venue on Friday - I am loving being the wedding coordinator for my sister.  Lunch on Saturday was 1/2 box of Organic Annie's mac and cheese.  

On Saturday evening the hubby and I went to our friends' home for a vegetarian dinner.  The meal was excellent.  The food was full of flavour, perfectly cooked, and a feast for all senses.

Salad (beets, goat cheese, etc. - simply amazing!):


Main Course (curried squash, kamut, red lentils in tomatoes, green beans, cheese rolls - best green beans I have ever had the pleasure of eating):


Dessert (homemade drumsticks - they were as good as they sound!!!):




We drank red wine and Prosecco.  We had a fabulous evening!


This morning the hubby and I headed out on the road for a couple hours to visit my mom.  We picked up coffee in the morning and split this giant sandwich for breakfast:


We had breakfast food for lunch, but I wasn't feeling great so I only ate about 1/3 of this plate:


We had take-out won ton soup for dinner this evening, a perfect comfort food for me when I am not feeling 100%.  I am definitely coming down with something, so I am off to bed early.


Do you like green beans?  What vegetable do you enjoy, but always forget to cook?

I love green beans, brussels sprouts, and beets, but never remember to make any of them.

23 comments:

One Healthy Apple said...

What a fabulous dinner- that beet salad is amazing- beets and goat cheese need to get married :)

I love most veggies and forget to cook the squashes- mostly because they are too much work!

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

I love green beans but ALWAYS forget about them. Same with bok choy which I also love and had for the first time in ages last night.

Laura said...

I don't like green beans and I especially don't like yellow beans... I usually stick to the basics like peas and carrots. I've been MEANING to try edamame but I keep forgetting, if that counts!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I do love green beans. I like cabbage and always forget to buy it.

Simply Life said...

wow, look at that dessert! Looks like a great meal!

Anne Marie said...

I love green beans!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

What a great weekend! Congrats to your sister for finding her dress!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

All that food looks seriously divine! Homemade drumsticks?! WOW! That sounds so yummy!

kalin said...

i love green beans. costco sells giant frozen bags of organic ones that are fantastic!

Kacy said...

I love green beans. Feel better!

Kat said...

I def just bought green beans last week! I saw them in the store and thought, "I LOVE green beans. Why dont I ever cook them?!" So now I have had them 2 days in a row, and they will be served with dinner again tonight :)

eatmovelove said...

Hmmm...that's tough - there's alot I like.

Gosh, coming here is like a little slice of heavan ;)...I want to go to dinner with you guys...and have HOME-MADE drumsticks?!!! No way! Love it.

So glad your sister found a dress. Must be such a good (and exciting!) feeling.

Kelly said...

I love broccoli and always forget to cook it! Steamed broccoli... MMMMM!!

Thanks so much for all the comments on my blog :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

yes love green beans and eat them raw :)

brussles and beets, love them both too!

beets i can only handle roasted but rarely take the time to do them right.

brussles i steam in the micro and was addicted to them and ate them every singel day for like 18 mos. not kidding! but now like 1x week :)

damnthefreshman15 said...

Is there a better combo than beets and goat cheese? Ok, maybe bananas and peanut butter, but some things are just sacred!

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! It led me to yours!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

uhhh i like beats. but i LOVE drumsticks. espeiclaly ones that are homemade

have a great night!
bec xo

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

That homemade dessert looks SO GOOD!@

BusyB said...

great pictures!!! and looks like you did have a wonderful weekend! CHEERS!
-ah my kiddos would love those homemade drumsticks...thinking just might suprise them!)

HAPPY TUESDAY
(ya...its only tuesday.)

Joanne @ mostlyfitmom said...

I LOVE green beans. I really like stir-fried sugar snap peas, but never remember to make them.

Hope you feel better soon! Maybe a little extra rest will help fight off whatever you seem to be coming down with.

sophia said...

Oh man. Your dinner party is AMAZING!!! Please invite me sometime!! I'd gladly fly over to where you are. ;-)

Jk, of course. but seriously, you have the best social meals ever.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Sophia, the party was at our friend's place! But you are invited to my place any time!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love green beans! I rarely make them, though! I didn't get any fresh ones this summer, either, which I usually try to do...

The food looks awesome! Yum!

How exciting that your sister found her dress!!!

Lori said...

That's the coolest looking drumstick I've ever seen. Love the presentation.
All your food looks amazing! Love it!