A 2nd chapter in the Liz & Rin Have A Dinner Party With Our Cute Boyfriends saga.
The rules, as always, go as follows: 1. no pre-planning of the menu. 2. spend little to nothing on ingredients. 3. Be wildly decadent & excessively creative anyway.
The themes for this occasion? The grill Owen & I had bought the night before & hadn't had the chance to try out yet & the beginnings of our garden produce & a delightfully hot, midsummeresque late May evening.
The menu: 1. Mesculin Salad with Radishes & Silvered Almonds, & a Fresh Herb Vinegrette.
2. Garden Greens & Pickled Radishes: Spinach & Napa Cabbage sauted in kimchi juice with picked radishes & a vidalia onion.
3. Shit On The Grill: Vegan Sausages (only for Rin will I consume a vegan sausage), & zucchini, corn, & green peppers.
4. Beer, Wine & the Latest Issue of Cosmo.
Spinach, napa cabbage, radishes, dill, cilantro, & Mesculin mix = garden produce.
Zucchini, green peppers, corn, oranges, olive oil, silvered almonds= free from work.
Onion, garlic, sausages, shallot, & white wine vinegar, plus condiments = purchased (mostly from the asian market or Deals & Steals).
Kimchi & salad dressing=homemade.
Cost of meal= maybe $2 or $3 a person. Not a bad way to live.