Monday, October 08, 2007

Birthday Dinner!

My wife left me this weekend. She came back, but left me all alone to go on a church retreat with her mom. It was also my mother-in-law's birthday this weekend and my wife asked if I could get a box of cake mix and maybe dinner. I got excited! Since I started my new job, I have not really been able to cook like I enjoy.

After church, I went to the Stater Brothers to pick up a few things. I found London Broil on sale....mmmmmmmmmmm, bought a couple of zucchinis, a box of cake mix, bag o' salad, a cucumber and tomatoes (for the salad), a tube of pizza dough, and 7 ears of corn. (I think that's all I bought)

Menu:
Appetizer;
grilled pesto pizza

Entree:
London Broil w/roasted garlic dry rub (salt, sugar, pepper, roasted garlic, a tad bit of orange juice)
Julienned Veggies (carrots/zucchini)
Grilled Corn on the Cob

Dessert:
Yellow cake w/chocolate frosting

I don't have any pictures, but the meat came out a little on the salty side...so I figured if I just sliced it as thin as possible, you wouldn't get that salt crust and I was right. Maybe a little too much salt. It was really fun to create in the kitchen and the kids were really good while I was getting things ready. It was wonderful to have my wife home! I would never want to be a single parent and my hats go off to those who are....especially with more than one child.

Since I don't have any photos, I'll just post some Bobby Flay.



Doesn't he look like he's ready to be kicked in the crotch when the lady answers the door?

2 comments:

dpaulo said...

west!
we should hang out, eh? when are you free these days?
-dp.

Kimberly said...

pesto pizza....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
(I hated Stater Brothers! Too bad it was the closest store to our house. I DON'T MISS IT)