Our hostess chose a Valentine theme when setting her table and it was beautiful.
This is a recipe that I will make at home, it was outstanding. This pic also shows the lovely china our hostess used, exquisite. We all felt so special that our hostess had set such a beautiful table.
Now this was the ultimate entrée, Lemon Dill Salmon in foil. Absolutely exceptional, moist, delicious and not over done. The best part was that I was told it was so very simple and it made it's own delightful sauce. Lemony, buttery goodness.
A Brussels Sprout Gratin that was wonderful.
Ham and Peas Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce, a quick and creamy pasta dish. The garlic, oregano and thyme gave this pasta dish an excellent flavor.
Again another uploading foul up and this was an outstanding dish. Creamy Broccoli Salad, the absolute BEST broccoli salad I have ever eaten. Whats not to like, it had cheese, cashews, red onion, cranberries and of course, broccoli in it. Outstanding!!!!! And one I'll make over and over again.
Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, an under used veggie in my opinion. This was delicious as well and another recipe that I will make.
Banana Pecan Nutella Snack Cake
150g unsalted butter, softened (5½ oz.)
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup plain flour
1 cup whole wheat plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup buttermilk
3 large, ripe bananas, roughly mashed
½ cup Nutella (8 tablespoons)
½ cup pecan halves
Preheat the oven to 350* F. Using a 9 X 13 baking pan spray it with a good baking spray.
Beat the butter and sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine the cinnamon, both flours, the baking powder, soda and salt.
Alternately, add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the butter mixture stirring until just combined between each addition. Mix in the bananas. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth it out. Drop tablespoons of Nutella around the cake randomly and swirl in roughly with a knife, so there is a bit of Nutella everywhere. Scatter the pecans over the cake, pressing some in and leaving some on top.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until a deep golden brown until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool slightly before cutting. Makes 20 squares.
Luncheon was served buffet style.
A good time was had by all. The decision to cook from this blog, Damn Delicious was an excellent one and it is definitely a blog anyone seeing this post should take a look at. Simple recipes but yet delicious. My cookbook group will meet again in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to another fabulous culinary experience. UsSouthern girls do know how to have fun.
Thank you for visiting my blog and please do come again. I will be sharing this post at Between Naps on the Porch.