Saturday, December 12, 2009

Guess who's coming to dinner (us!)

You know what's better than best friends? Best friends who can Cook (and yes that was meant to be with a capital C). Our dear friends Amy and Mark invited us to dinner Saturday night and oh wow! They both outdid themselves, utilizing many recipes from Cook's Illustrated. (It is so nice that we still have this magazine, what with Gourmet being gone now). And did I mention they have a toddler and a newborn?

Mark and Jeremy have an ongoing bet - the loser of the NU-Illinois football game makes dinner. NU is two for two since this bet started last year. Mark, funny guy, actually provided us with the menu ahead of time:

Warm Bread
Arugula and Roasted Pear Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Horseradish-crusted Beef Tenderloin with Porcini Mushroom Gravy
Roasted Maple-Mustard Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Truffle Oil
French Press Coffee
Chocolate-Orange Mousse Cake


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