Good Friends + Good Food = Great Evening!

10 March, 2014 — Leave a comment
Last Friday I had my Norwegian girls over for dinner.
We try to meet up once  a month. Taking turns hosting and this time it was my turn.

I spent the morning, at work, pondering over what to serve.
What was served last time, how to vary the menu, what would the girls enjoy, which wines would go with the courses, but I will admit that I was most focused on finding a three course menu which I would have time to shop for and to cook in time.

I ended up with these dishes:

Arugula salad with mango, fresh currants (because the pomegranate season is sadly over), orange juice, sunflower seeds, olive oil, black pepper, maldon salt.

Chicken Papillote with all sorts of fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, garlic, red onions, and what have ya.

Vanilla cream with schnapps covered figs.

By the time I got home from work and the shops it was getting close to arrival time of my guests. I saw what a mess my kids had made of the apartment and quickly had to decide between tidying up to present a halfway decent home or start cooking.
My inner Hausfrau took over and I opted for cleaning house while deciding that the girls could help make the food. 

And that`s exactly how it went.
I managed to serve a little wine, make a the salad and give quick instructions on how to make the Chicken Papillote. The girls did great creating their own individual Papillote using the spices they liked the most. 

As usual we talked and talked till way past midnight and bedtime. So worth it!

BTW: We never got around to the dessert so I`ll save that recipe for next time.

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