friday night dinner menu
Last week, we hosted a couple of friends for Friday night dinner. On account of my being relatively anti-social and pretty lazy, this is quite a rare occurrence. I won’t speak on behalf of my husband here, because he’s not anti-social to the same degree and is certainly not lazy.
As I’m the kind of person who shapes her life around what’s for dessert, I decided to make a dairy meal, so that we could all enjoy cheesecake for afters.
In the middle of the week I did most of the shopping necessary, and then on Friday morning bought hallot and salad greens. The final menu was something like this:
- Olives from the bulk bins:
- Little green cracked Syrian olives from the bulk bin – I tasted about five types before settling on the ones that I got
- Big black Kalamata olives
- Big black cracked marinated olives
- The mistake I made a couple of times with tinned olives (that necessitated the preparation of olivada) has put me off the tins for a while, and there’s a really good variety of bulk olives at the supermarket
- Chopped egg
- Pickled cucumbers
- Sweet hallot – one sesame seeded and one not
- Gazpacho soup
- Pear, blue cheese, walnut, and pecan salad
- Rice and spinach bake
It might not sound like such a glamorous or generous menu, but by the time we got to the main dish (the rice and spinach bake) we could hardly fit a thing, and we had to have a bit of a rest before starting on the cheesecake.