Mom turned 79 years old and she looks fantastic. When I told her that the family was coming over to celebrate her birthday she was so excited and wanted to know what I was going to prepare. Mom has this belief and we have practiced this for years dating back when we lived in the Philippines of having noodles to celebrate any birthdays. Noodles represent long life
Mother’s Day comes every year and this year it’s going to be great.
Mother’s Day Celebration Menu:
Baby Back Pork Ribs with Kahlua barbecue sauce
Penne alla Vodka
Mixed Green Salad with Spinach, Radicchio, Radish, Persian Cucumber, Carrots, Beets, Edamame, Triple Fruit Treat (Mango, Cranberries & Blueberries), and Champagne dressing.
Beatty’s Chocolate Cake
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Vanilla Ice Cream
Earlier this week I found out that my sister, Paul and Taylor are coming over for dinner on Friday.
The menu for tonight’s dinner:
Bruschetta with tomatoes, basil, roasted peppers, and mozzarella.
Mixed green salad with pomegranate seeds, mandarin oranges, with champagne dressing.
Sole Almondine with white wine sauce.
Lemon Yukon Gold mashed potatoes (cooked in milk and heavy cream).
Parmesan-Roasted Green Beans.
Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc – this will pair well with the fish and mashed potato since it has lemon. The slight acidity will complement the wine and not too over powering. The acids in the lemon will rub a softer, fuller wine like Chardonnay the wrong way. The acids in the Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, will help the wine mate with the flavors in the fish.
Well this was not going to be another Sunday….I finally caught on, Dawn was on her way to the Bay Area. This call truly changed my day!!! We discussed going out to dinner and I suggested that I prepare dinner since I always want my family to taste the food that I make. It’s not very often when I have a couple of hours to purchase the ingredients and prepare a feast for them. SO EXCITED!!!!! To have them review the food. Dawn and I decided I will make Ropa Vieja, Cuban black beans, fried plantains, salad, and bruschetta and pair the food with Cosentino 2003 Sangiovese IL Chiaretto.