Hubby and myself were fortunate enough to be invited to a dinner birthday party last night.
The birthday girl is a great hostess and seems to whip up food effortless It is always a delight to be a quest at her table.
We had a very nice assortment of cheeses and rustic bread for appetizers. Bellissimo!
A great tasting salad consisting of spiced pecans and shaved Asiago cheese over a bed of muslin lettuce drizzled with a cider vinaigrette was served for starter. I love these types of salad, but strange enough I always stick to the same Italian style salads at home.. I have to get more creative with my salads.
The main course was fantastic, 40 clove chicken that literally melted in my mouth, along a scalloped potato dish and asparagus. The nicely roasted garlic cloves did not go to waste as they were perfect to spread on some rustic bread.
I had offered to make a birthday cake for the occasion, and I believe everyone enjoyed the cake. If there something most Swedes know how to do is - baking.
It was a great evening and I feel fortune to have such terrific friends in my life. For that, I'm thankful.