Saturday, August 06, 2011

Dinner party = success!

Old Fashioned:
chilled glass
sugar cube, 3 dashes of bitters, tiny splash of water - muddle till sugar is dissolved
orange zest slice (zest only, not white part) - muddle
fill glass with ice
2 oz bourbon, stir, orange and maraschino cherry garnish

Pork Tenderloin Diablo (here with green beans with bacon & sage):
I followed this recipe, but my skillet isn't oven safe, so I just transfered it to another pan.
I also have no meat thermometer, but 20 mins at 375 was perfect.
Sauce = excellent and easy

Vanilla Lime Cheesecake:
Inspiration here.
1 C graham crumbs
1/4 C crushed pecans
1/4 C melted butter

3 250 gr packages cream cheese
1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
zest and juice one lime
one vanilla pod
45 mins at 350

Raspberry Coulis:
Heat about 2 C raspberries in a pot with about 3 Tbs sugar (to taste)
Strain through sieve - press forever and a day until only seeds remain.

1 comment:

lori said...

um... wow!