Date: October 17, 2020
Interstellar News: Happy 17th Day of Halloween!
After a negative Covid test and weeks of being extra-super careful, we had some friends over for a long weekend. Let me tell you about all of the food I made and you’ll see why I was absent for a few days and am publishing this after the fact:
Thursday: I baked a 13 lb. turkey and accompanied it with Parmesan green beans, bread stuffing, and turkey gravy. We had homemade brownies with Howling Cow ice cream for dessert.
Friday: I made homemade blueberry muffins from my favorite muffin cookbook. Lunch was rice ball casserole. Dinner was made-from-scratch vegetable lo mein, Mongolian beef in the crock-pot, and homemade crab rangoons. Dessert was lemon cupcakes with strawberry frosting.
Saturday: Brunch was a sausage, egg, bacon, and cheese casserole with sweet potato biscuits. We ate the rest of the rangoons and had some fruit as a snack. Dinner was crispy chicken leg quarters with asparagus fries. Dessert was homemade chocolate cake with my version of cannoli cream (sans chocolate chips).
Sunday: Lunch was turkey and cheese sliders with the leftover turkey meat from Thursday. Dinner was lasagna with sweet Italian sausage inside, a double batch of Grandpa’s meatball recipe (55 meatballs!!), garlic bread, and it was all topped off with my giant vat of homemade sauce. Dessert was creme de menthe squares, which are super complicated to make but super delicious to eat.
Monday: Our company left and we sent them with a ton of leftovers. We also have a ton of leftovers. I show my love through food but I also forgot how much I absolutely love hosting and feeding people. Can’t wait to do it again.
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Get tested. Be smart and safe. Then, come over to be fed 🙂