Wednesday, November 25, 2009

pomp & veggies

I guess my invitation got lost in the mail, LOL.

But although I didn't attend the State Dinner held at the White House in honor of the Indian Prime Minister last night, the menu had my mouth watering!

The Indian PM is a vegetarian, and the White House chefs honored that with a (nearly) 100% vegetarian menu. With the exception of (optional) prawns (so some guests couldn't eat vegetarian for even one dinner???), no animals were harmed in the name of this meal that fed 339 guests. Instead, the menu was filled with delicious, animal-friendly choices, including vegetables from Michelle's White House garden ... check it out:

Potato and Eggplant Salad
White House Arugula w/Onion Seed Vinaigrette
2008 Savingnon Blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa Valley

Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Cheese
2006 Riesling, Brooks "Ara", Wilamette Valley

Roast Potato Dumplings with tomato chutney, chick peas and okra
Green Curry Prawns with caramelized salsify with smoked collard greens and coconut aged basmati
2007 Granache Beckman Vineyards, Santa Ynez, CA

Pumpkin pie tart
Pear tatin
Whipped cream and caramel sauce
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, VA

Petits fours and Coffee
Cashew Brittle
Pecan Pralines
Passion fruit and vanilla gelees
Chocolate dipped fruit

Happy Thanksgiving,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

it's Theresa's special day!

Happy birthday today to my sister, Theresa! She lives in Clearwater, Florida.

We wish you a fun, special, & memorable day, Terry! :-)

Susan, Sal, Buddy & Aruba

Friday, November 13, 2009

heads up!

Oh, I so want to experience this someday ... first while looking out the plane's window, and then while standing on the beach below ...

Check out how planes come in for a landing at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, in the Eastern Caribbean:

Is that cool, or what?

Enjoy the weekend,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

meet my Grandma

My spunky 87-year-old Grandma volunteers 6 days a week at a senior citizen's center in southern Ontario, Canada. And she was recently featured in an article in The Windsor Star! You can read it HERE.

Congratulations, Grandma! :-)