I’m very happy to say that today went great, or as good as it could possibly go. Of course we were all thinking about my brother but we managed to stay busy and have the best time possible. John wouldn’t want us sulking around and we did our best to honor him.
Here we are!
The accident, in a way, has made my entire family much closer. My dad and I will always share that (sad) bond of being the ones with John as he breathed his last breath. Was that not even two months ago? I feel like I’ve aged about 15 years in the past 50 days.
Anyways, I had my parents over to MY house for a change tonight and they welcomed it! We made really fun strawberry martinis and I cooked a fabulous dinner. The cocktails were my mom’s idea and all you really do is “marinate” strawberries with powdered sugar and then puree the mixture in the blender. Mix with a shot of vodka and top with club soda and a basil leaf. SO unbelievably tasty!
I had two of these because these glasses were so teeny-tiny. Each martini glass only held about 1/4-1/3 cup of cocktail!
And for dinner, I made one of our favorites— caramelized scallops with smoked chili cream sauce from The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard cookbook (one of my favorites!).
My mom and dad got potato pancakes but I chose a sweet potato instead. This is the easiest recipe ever but so tasty! Pretty healthy, too, since I used only a bit of olive oil to caramelize these suckers and reduced fat sour cream in the sauce. I wasn’t stuffed afterwards, which is a good sign of a balanced healthy meal!
I SO wished I would have had time to make a fun Father’s Day dessert but since I didn’t, we each had a little ice cream instead 🙂
The Easy Weeknight Dinner E-Cookbook will be going on sale!!!!!!!!!!!! The price will be $10 and like last time, just donate the money into my Team in Training account and then email me at HelpJennaRun@gmail.com to just real quickly let me know you made the donation. In the response to the email you send, I will attach the e-cookbook. Trust me guys, this one is even BETTER than the dessert one—-its about 100 pages!! I definitely have my work cut out for me tonight (it might be a late one) but its so worth it. I do hope you all will make an effort to pitch forward the $10 and purchase one. Its for such a great cause and I don’t know anywhere else you can find 100 awesome dinner recipes for only $10. Really, now.