The darkness is a stark reminder of what so many of us have just experienced. And as images of the devastation so many incurred flash through my mind--of homes washed away or burnt down--I am brought back to "reality." Almost.
In my parents' home, thankfully, things have been quite different. Since they don't work, this "invasion" of family and friends has been a welcome opportunity for the visits they long for. I'm also happy, of course, to have family/friends over who don't have power at home (and even those that do!); this has made these gatherings feel more like holiday celebrations than the result of a natural disaster. Until, of course, we hear the news.
So though I'm sharing last night's menu and a recipe today, it's a with a bit of a heavy heart. Meals go on no matter what--and so I'm delighted to share food ideas--but my thoughts travel to those who are not as lucky.
Post-Sandy Dinner Menu:
Roasted Zucchini, Red Onions and Carrots, Topped with Parmesan and Parsley
Grilled Sausage, Tomatoes, and Onions
|Plating Dinner for 12|
Quiche (A welcome "must-cook" gift from friends without electricity!)
Cous-Cous with Roasted Red Peppers, Roasted Tomatoes, Chicken, and Arugula (Variation--rather building--on the recipe posted here!)
Fresh Green Salad with Clementine Sections
|With Brother Peter and Dad (See the fire behind Peter? He's the grill master!)|
|Mixed Grains Dish--|