Saturday, December 27, 2008

Birthday Dinner

My stepgrandmother turned 82 yesterday. Since my Aunt E was in town for Christmas she decided to cook a nice meal to celebrate the occasion. Look at this gorgeous roast pork stuffed with herbs.


But first the nosh. We had an olive tapenade with toasted bread:


The olives were deliciously salty:


We also had some creamy cheese that was similar to brie:


Here's the pork roasts fresh from the oven:


... and the main event, the porcini risotto:


E also cooked some peas:


... and we had a tossed salad:


Here's my plate with a little bit of everything:


... and a closeup of the risotto:


It was creamy and delicious, with large pieces of earthy porcini. I had two helpings of it and could have eaten more. Happy Birthday, B!!
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8 comments:

  1. What a great birthday meal for your stepgrandmother! Everything looks delicious :)

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  2. Joelen - Having the risotto just made me want more of it...which isn't good because SP isn't a fan. I need to make some for myself when he's not home. :)

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  3. Mmm, all of that food looks so good! I made a stuffed pork loin for Christmas - I love how it looks when you cut into it.

    What kind of cheese was that?

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  4. Wow! It all looks sooooo good! The pork roasts came out perfectly, the tapenade looks delicious and I'm ready to stick my fork through the screen for some of that rissoto!!

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  5. Steve isn't a risotto fan either - he liked it okay once. I think that was when I cooked it the best though, sooo yeah. It's probably all about how I make it.

    The pork roasts look awesome. She did a great job.

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  6. Mary Ellen - I have no idea about the cheese. I thought there was cheese but I couldn't taste any when we actually ate.

    Katie - Hehe. :)

    Melissa - Bummer about Steve and risotto. I love the stuff. If we lived closer to each other I'd invite you over for some. :)

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  7. Oh please share the recipe for the herb stuffing your Aunt used on the pork...I just bought a loin on sale and Id love to do it different! The meal you posted looks so delicious!

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  8. Susan - I'm sorry...I wish I could but I don't know what she did and I don't have a way of getting in touch with her. :(

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