Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Star Trek and dinner

On Sunday we went to see Star Trek with my mom and James. If your a Star Trek fan and have not seen it, I highly recommend it. They did an amazing job in giving the origins of each major character as well and their personality quirks. Even if you've never gotten into Star Trek the movie is very entertaining and stands alone well.

After the movie we came home to make dinner. James and I had agreed to make a strawberry cake using All things heart and home Peach cake recipe and Georgia peach frosting, but with strawberries. Before heading to the movie we made a vanilla ice cream and put it in the freezer to set up. The main course was Rachel Ray's Pan-Seared Chicken with Grapefruit-Butter Sauce served with fresh steamed asparagus. Everything came out excellent. Mom went home with all the recipes. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment:

Chris making powdered sugar - didn't realize I didn't have the quantity needed. Good thing he has an industrial blender...
James licking the spatula after I'd poured the cake batter into the pans.
James licking the beater after he'd finished with the frosting, I got a kick out of the fact that he used his finger to wipe off the good stuff then licked his finger... I'm of the "lick the good stuff directly off wherever it's on" school of licking.
Me frosting the cake.
The chicken with the grapefruit and scallion sauce. I didn't cook out all the liquid because I wanted a lot of sauce. Next time I think I'd put the chicken back into the pan to absorb more sauce and finish cooking, and while I like scallions, I think I'd cut the recipe down to only 2 and not 4.
Dessert!
We're taking a road trip next week. I'm looking for foods that we can prepare in our hotel room and eat on the road. I will have access to a refer and a microwave. Do you have any favorite "road trippen" foods you'd care to share?

And I’m linking this to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlum. Want some recipe ideas? Head over to this blog carnival. I know you’ll find inspiration!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Yum! I could eat that whole meal right now...for breakfast...LOL! It all looks delish! And I like the beaters, too!