Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Night Dinner

Tonight I cooked a birthday dinner for my dad. One thing I have decided, I really like cooking for a smaller group. I don't think I'll ever be the "cook Thanksgiving for 50" type, but up to about six people, I think I'm doing pretty well.

Here was tonight's menu:

Guinness-braised beef short ribs
Horseradish mashed potatoes
Southern-style green beans
Cranberry-ginger relish
Chess pie

Doesn't that sound nice and fattening and yummy? Chess pie, in particular, kind of amuses me. Somewhere along the line, someone decided to dump a bunch of sugar, butter and eggs in a dish and call it pie. Tasty pie.

So we had a nice relaxing dinner, and I sent my dad home with his birthday presents -- a second, whole pie, fair trade coffee, homemade smoked trout and beef jerky.

Because everyone should get to eat pie for breakfast for their birthday stretch-out month.


Jonathan's Mommy said...

Wow! That sounds delicious! And you made your own smoked trout?? I would love to try that! With his fair trade coffee, your dad is going to the the most cosmopolitan resident of Henry County :)

Kara Lewis said...

I suppose I should be clear: TODD made the smoked trout and the beef jerky. He does smoked salmon, too. Quite handy, that Todd.