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Spring Dinner Party

Friday night, we had our friends Jan and Les, and Fiona and Steve over for dinner. Due to all three couples' busy lives and travel schedules, we haven't all gotten together for a long time. It was a very fun evening!


I decided to re-use my new, cute Easter Baskets as flower baskets with a glass hidden inside as a container for some spring flowers.


We began in the back yard with a couple appetizers and two bottles of prosecco. Then we moved into the dining room to begin dinner. First course was lemon fettucini with asparagus.


Brad did a wonderful job of grilling a butterflied leg of lamb, marinated in olive oil, mustard, and lots of garlic and fresh rosemary. I served it with baked corn pudding and brussel sprout slaw.


Brussels Sprout Slaw:

Steam 1 lb. brussels sprouts until "al dente". (about 3 min.)
Chop finely with knife , discarding cores

Dressing: whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and honey to taste

Toss with toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and serve with shaved parmigiano.

Tomorrow...a dessert from Fabio!

Comments (3)

Barb Cabot:

Palma what I love about you (well let me count the ways) is that you know how to enjoy life and I think that is so wonderful. Of course when we entertain friends it's a party but I really like how you invest your heart and soul into every chance to celebrate life with friends or without. It's very meaningful and beautiful. I love the way you place such care into every detail, the table looks so lovely. A true celebration of Spring and of friendship and greatfulness. Your food as usual is just scrumptious looking. You inspire me. I'm going to make this fridays dinner with the kids a celebation...starting with Prosecco on the patio. I'm not kidding I love the flare and the style. Life is a celebration. You make the most of it. I love that about you.


What a fabulous meal this was!! It' alway such a treat to dine at the Hansen's. The table was beautiful and every course could have stood alone as the meal. I'll never get caught up with all of the dinners that I owe you so can I scrub your floors for more meals???

Oooooo, do have the recipe for the lemon asparagus pasta? Luv to try it!

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