Had some friends over for dinner last night.
I was too busy hostessing to take photos, though I wish I'd gotten a shot of the fabulous cheeseplate one couple brought. I had many ideas of new things to make for the entree, but in the end opted for the sanity-saving pan of lasagna, assembled the night before, and a big salad. Another friend brought crusty French bread that we sliced and slathered with garlic butter, then heated in the oven. Wine was also brought and consumed.
Yes, Mom, I washed all those dishes before bed. It is nice to wake up to a clean kitchen.
For dessert, super-rich rhubarb ice cream courtesy of Katy at Sugarlaws. Garnished with strawberries and strawberry sauce (berries pureed with a little caster sugar) and a mint sprig, along with crisp, thin almond cookies brought by another couple.
I prepped the ice cream ahead of time and garnished one dish early so I could take a picture of it. Survey says: Thumbs up!
I would also like to try making a rhubarb sorbet.