Last night we had some friends over for dinner. We tried cooking some things for the first time, and also made some of our old favourites.
We started with crostini and dips, baked fontina, white wine steamed mussels, escargot stuffed mushroom caps, bread and prosecco. The prosecco was followed with red wine.
This was followed by cauliflower soup and laughter.
The main course was steel head trout, roasted beets and carrots, and Brussels sprouts. We served this with two types of homemade bread - oatmeal bread and stout bread.
Dessert included an orange creme brulee and pumpkin gingerbread with spiced butter cream.
All in all it was a fantastic evening with friends, and I cannot wait to do it again!!
I realized last night, after my first time cooking mussels, that I am NOT a fan of them. I wanted to try something different, because I am often intimidated to cook seafood. I have never made lobster or crab, and I am too scared to try!
Do you like mussels? Have you ever cooked them?
Are you intimidated to make any types of seafood?