Thursday, June 17, 2010

Giveaway, Grads and Good Stuff!

 Alrighty folks, today is the last day to enter the giveaway. I realized that I did not put an end date so today will be a week since it opened and that sounds good. Tonight at 8:00 pm Pacific Time I will close the giveaway.

I have been a little busy this last week with work, graduation and family here. So I plan to get back on schedule. Thanks for the patience :)

Last week was graduation for the University and our neighbor graduated! I was so honored when he asked me to make lunch for his family and friends. We have had him over a few times for dinner and he really enjoyed my cooking. So I planned out a menu and we shopped and Friday and Saturday I cooked up a storm. Not to mention I worked a double at the restaurant on Saturday. For the restaurant, graduation is the second busiest day of the year next to Valentine's Day. It was a hectic but fun day! I love having twenty things to do and only a certain amount of time, I thrive on being under pressure.

Here is our menu:
Romaine Lettuce Wraps:
 In a large lettuce leaf with a dollup of guac, spoonful of veggies and drizzle with one or all three sauces, wrap it like a taco and enjoy!
Diced Red Bell Pepper
Diced Cucumber
Diced Celery
With Sauces of
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
Cilantro Serrano Sauce

Baked Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms


Fire Roasted Corn, Bell Pepper and Broccoli Salad
Veggie Burgers
Grilled Eggplant
Sweet Potato Enchiladas


Candied Pecans
*I will post the recipes*

I made it for about ten people and everyone throughly enjoyed themselves.
I love cooking and I was so thankful to give a special gift to our Graduate.
Congratulations Robert!!!

Lastly, we had my sister and her family stay the other night on their way up to Northern California. They are staying with Scott's mum and then will visit here for about a week. We all stayed up late talking and the kids just adored New Zealand cousins. Enzo calls the "Museum Cousins". He can't quite say New Zealand ;)

 Good Stuff! I can't wait to spend more time together!


Nat said...

The food was really delicious! Robert absolutely adores you guys. Thank you for helping make his day so special.

going kiwi said...

I am so glad to have met you and your family. We love Robert too! Especially the kids, they always have so much fun with him! All of the recipes will be up this week if not already!