Thursday, July 13, 2006
Make Ahead Dinner Party
Tonight I'm make a "make ahead" meal for my better half to share with some guys he's entertaining. I'm going out for a girls night. I have beer brined pork chops that have been marinating in beer and molasses since yesterday. I'll make a roasted red onion and potato salad which they can have cold. I'm also doing a hot melon salad. I'll cook up the onions and melon ahead and have the feta and and toasted pine nuts ready to toss in. All he'll have to do is heat up the onion and melon and toss in the feta and pine nuts. He'll also need to cook the pork chops but he can manage that. It's raining here today so he may have to do them in the pan on the stove versus the grill, we'll see. Last but not least, I'll add in a tomato, mozza and basil salad which I can have all ready on the table! Plan ahead when you entertain, it makes life so much easier!