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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Decadent Dinner

Kenny and I had a friend over for dinner last night.  Kenny and this guy worked together years ago, and we have remained friends with him and his family.  It was a really enjoyable night, and, if I may give myself a bit of a compliment here, the food was nothing short of fantastic.  I started by serving my arugula and white bean dip along with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus while we chatted over a glass of wine.  For the dinner I served macadamia nut crusted halibut, creamed potatoes and sauteed spinach.  I always love this fish dish- it is simple, and the macadamia crust helps keep the halibut nice and moist.  The potatoes were phenomenal.  For the sake of every woman out there trying to lose weight or maintain I will refrain from posting the recipe here, but let me just say that I cooked the potato slices in heavy whipping cream.  Oh, and there was Gruyere involved as well.  YUM.  The only disappointment of the evening was dessert.  I made a chocolate pie that received great reviews online, but I wasn't too impressed.  I expected the filling to have a ganache-like consistency, but it was closer to a heavy pudding.  I might serve the filling as a pudding, in a cup or glass, in the future, but as a pie this just didn't cut it. 
I saved the leftover pieces of fish but pitched the potato dish.  It was a good thing that I did, as I would be stuffing my face with that creamy, cheesy goodness right now if it were available!  I would not have been able to stop myself.  Kenny took the remaining pie to the office, so that is out of my reach as well!  I am so happy that Kenny is supportive of my weight loss and what I have to do to achieve my goals.  He is fine with me tossing food or doing whatever else I need to do to keep these unnecessary temptations out of sight! 


Amanda said...

Since your BIL was treated like a prince and you made a meal like that I seriously do think I might move in for a week! I'll work out with you!!

I love halibut love it. Especially with a nut crust. The potatos I am sure were heavenly.

I have been steaming my fish in a sweet chili sauce a lot lately. Yummmmo. Highly recommend. Especially if you like a little sauce!

Amanda said...

that was a little heat not a little sauce.

MandaPanda said...

Sounds delectable!

Ronnie said...

The dinner sounds amazing. I wish I knew of a great chocolate pie recipe for you, but sadly my pies always turn out exactly the same. I don't know what to put in them to make them thicker. Darnit. :( But if I ever find out, I'll email you!

Btw, your husband sounds like a champ! Totally awesome of him to take away the leftover temptations. :)

Andrea said...

Yum! Sounds amazing!