Last night’s dinner party was pretty much a success, except for the broccoli. The broccoli was a disaster.
I started prepping about an hour or so before the BF and Emily were supposed to show up.
Roasted garlic and butter tilapia (I bought the fish already seasoned)
And for dessert:
Blackberry and kiwi fruit dishes topped with whipped cream
To get everything ready in time, I started chopping kiwis.
Then it was on to potato chopping. You may recognize these potatoes from a few weeks ago. Emily saw them on the blog and said they’re her favorite kinds of potatoes but she hasn’t figured out how to make them herself yet.
All lined up on the cookie sheet.
While everything was in the oven I set the table. (Please ignore the hideous orange color of my dining room walls, the girls who lived in the house before me painted them that color. Not sure what they were thinking.)
I decide to make broccoli for the vegetable because the BF hates just about every vegetable known to man, but gave me the OK for broccoli. Unfortunately it turned out terribly. I just used one of the frozen bags that you steam heat in the microwave. I’ve used them tons of time before with no problem, but for some reason it didn’t heat evenly last night and some was overdone and some wasn’t done. Disaster.
Awkward picture of the BF pretending to eat his food. Awful broccoli in the background.