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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remember those ...

evenings with your friends where you listen to CD's, sing along and have a good time just hanging out????? Well I had one of those tonight and it was awesome.

I was off today and had to stops on my schedule. First there was craft club where I went a little early so I could talk to the hosts - who are one have of the owners of the German Restaurant were I worked for 6 years until 2005. I wanted to see if I could get my old job back well be able to pick up some shifts anyway. They both seemed to think it should be no problem but there is a good chance I'll be getting more shifts as cook than waitress/bar tend which kind of sucks on two levels. First I wont have money every night and second I am allergic to some of the meats and my hands break out terrible if they get in touch with it. I love to cook but its just hard. But hey it would be extra cash so thats cool we'll see what happens.

I did get some scrap booking done before I headed of to my friend Paula's - her birthday was yesterday and her wish was to cook for us and have a girls night. Oh man the food was good and I did make sure to take plenty of pictures so you could enjoy it too.


Paula slaved over the stove all day -she even handground the spices --- so here is our menu


Appetizer : you'd fill the pastry with the mash of potatoes and chickpeas, spicey spinach and then dip it into the chutney.
Maincourse: She even ironed the napkins. Vegetable curry for me. Shrimp for them
Samosa Bombay potatoes
Chicken curry
Chrispies for me (vegetable Pakora)
Home made dips
Our host Paula
Bren and Paula
Goofing off - ever wonder how an English, Scot and German get along??? Just splendid with plenty of food and alcohol.
We had a great time and way to much food. We didn't even realize how late it got. Well its off to bed for me now. Hope you all have a nice weekend

10 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

Rubber golves might help - I think you have to wear them in most food prep places nowadays anyway.. I'll bet you are a great cook!!

The Indian food sounds good. It is fun trying different kinds of food. Probably why I am so skinny - not!

Hanging out with friends is tough to beat. Glad you had a good time!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - i did the glove thing its not something I can keep on the entire night and with the heat and all. Yeah I am a decent cook what amazes me is that I can make foods I have never tasted (like meat dishes) and they turn out well.

Coaster Punchman said...

Mmmm, Indian is my favorite! Or one of my favorites. I hope you get to tend bar rather than schlep knockwursts!

Library Mama said...

Mmmmmm! That dinner sounds - and looks - completely scrumptious!

And I'm so happy that you had the chance to have such a great time. You deserve it!

(I love your label "Food Porn"!)

jin said...

Looks Fabulous!!!
So glad you had a great time.
Now I'm hungry...
:-P

Dino aka Katy said...

CP - thanks its one of my favorites too. I am kind of annoyed that I haven't heard back from the restaurant either way

LM - the label was stolen from Jin

Jin - about time that the roles were reversed normally you have me starving

angel said...

oh katy it looks and sounds amazing!!! wow- now i'm starving AND i wanna have a dinner party!!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Angel - it was soooo much fun and the food was amazing. You should have a dinner party

Beth said...

YUM!! All that looks so good....

And I love evenings like that, spent with friends, just talking and eating, and then talking some more..

Dino aka Katy said...

Beth - yeah I miss having those on a more regular basis.