Late summer dinner for six
It's been fun watching all the posts about Fall decorating and seeing all the lovely tablescapes. I simply can't wrap my head around Fall yet and am still hanging on to Summer here for as long as possible. It's a beautiful day and DH is about to mow the lawn while I take a walk. We're having two couples over for dinner tonight.
One of my favorite meals is lamb. This morning I was able to get a beautiful piece of Icelandic lamb at Whole Foods (they have it only seasonally, and if you're a lamb lover, you have to try it. It's so much better than New Zealand lamb, imo.) Once I knew I could get the lamb, the rest of the meal feel into place: asparagus, roasted red potatoes, native corn on the cob,Caprese salad and a cheese course of Cremont double cream cheese along with Cana De Cabre goat cheese. One friend is bringing appetizers, another is bringing dessert (apple crisp w/ native apples...a nod to fall!)The lamb is marinating now and it smells so good! It's a Silver Palate cookbook recipe that never fails me! So much so, in fact, that my cookbook literally falls open to that recipe!
The "men" have chosen a wonderful selection of wines, one of which we brought back from a recent trip to France. The evening will start with an Italian bubbly, Prosecco!
Here's pic of the lamb and below one of the table (the tablecloth is my $10 TJMaxx bargain, the flowers were last night's arrangement with some more roses added, along with some black-eyed Susans and some lavender):