...in various ways in various threads, but I'm gonna ask it again and pose it in a different manner now, since we've got many new members as of the last few days. So New Members in particular- this is where YOU jump in!
One of the BEST ways to find out things about new friends is to ask such a question- so here goes!
If you're invitin' folks over for supper who you don't know that well- what foods do you share from your kitchen to nourish their bodies, please their bellies and make them feel welcome?
Me? I love all foods. I've worked in some high-falootin' places where we served fancy food- and I've worked in others where the grub was just very basic meat n' potatoes stuff. My personal comfort level in my own home falls somewhere in the middle. I like to cook and serve fun casual food, presented handsomely on big family-style platters.
So on a rare cool/breezy late-summer night like tonight, for a casual patio supper I might serve:
tortellini salad w/ feta, olives, & tomatos in a light vinaigrette
grilled london-broil w/ sauteed mushrooms
bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers drizzled w/ bbq sauce
blanched string beans w/ toasted cahew-butter
wedges of ripe watermelon
blueberry pound cake w/ whiskey whipped cream