Sunday, January 01, 2006

One Last Banquet in 2005

We ended 2005 with a dinner party at home with Frank & Diana and Mera. Taking place on Thursday 12/29, the dinner was well-timed as Punky and Russell came down with colds soon afterwards. We've been battling these colds ever since then.

Jenny went all out for dinner, with some recipes of her own and others borrowed from my mother and a family friend. The dinner was a smashing success. Jenny thought things were a bit meat-heavy, but most of us there were pro-carnivore and Atkins devotees. With a great dinner and good friends to boot, it was a nice way to wrap up the year with friends we hadn't seen too often in 2005. All-in-all, I think everyone had a good time since our guests stayed late voluntarily.

The Brewster Boys were on their best behavior, although Russell fell asleep around 7PM. This was good since handling Punky by himself is much easier than both of them simultaneously. Punky was also not afraid of Frank and Diana's dog like Russell was.

Steamed and roast duck legs a la Sui - This is Jenny's own creation Posted by Picasa

Green beans with peppercorns - From my mother's recipe Posted by Picasa

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Posted by Picasa

Grilled Vietnamese-style pork chops - From our friend Harry's brother-in-law Posted by Picasa

Chinese egg noodles with spicy peanut sauce - Another one from my mother Posted by Picasa

Japanese rice cakes served with green tea for dessert - Take out from Kamakura restaurant Posted by Picasa

Frank and Diana's pooch was pooped out by the end of the evening Posted by Picasa


At 12:20 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Oh it's so unfair! I would die to have food like that!

At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy! It looks delicious! Willing to share your mother's peanut noodle recipe?


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