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Sunday, November 23, 2008

You Are Going To Be Jealous

You really are! Chris & I will have our 18th anniversary on Monday. To celebrate, our dear daughter Nina wanted to make us a very special dinner. So, she enlisted her Aunt Joy & Uncle Jim to help put on a wonderful dining experience for us last night. Now I know what you are probably picturing - a nice meal of, say, lasagna, a few sides and a dessert. WRONG!  

Here's the menu (click on it to enlarge it so you can read it better).

In case the print is too small for you to read, I will recap it here Appetizer - Creole Stuffed Shrimp, Salad - Spinach salad with feta cheese, dried cranberries, crumbled bacon, red onion and Vadalia dressing, Entree- Bacon wrapped filet mignon with Twice baked potatoes au gratin, asparagus and garlic ciabatta bread, Dessert - Creme brule.

Okay folks, this was, in all honesty, the best meal I have EVER tasted. It was incredible. It was amazing. It was close-your-eyes-and-savor-every-bite amazing! Now since you don't get to taste it (bummer for you), I will show you pictures that will make your mouth water.


And now, some miscellaneous pictures from the evening. 

 Here's the kitchen staff :)  Chef Nina, Sous Chef Jim and Kitchen Manager Joy

The Happy Couple

Auntie Joy spent the whole evening washing dishes from what I can tell.  Oh, and keeping the other kitchen staff in line.

We had the best waitress/chef ever!

10 comments:

  1. How very fun!Nina, the dinner looked great!Chris and Barb you both look very beautiful/handsome!Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Tina,
    She'd love to do it for you and Jeff sometime, too. There's an idea- we could come down and babysit the kids while Nina creates a culinary masterpiece in your kitchen...

    Hmm, let us know when you want it.

    Barb

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  3. um, yeah, I'm thinking Nina needs to come to WI in January for our 16th anniversary!!! Way to go Nina!

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  4. Wow! Great job Nina! Are you available for hire?

    Congratulations on your 18th wedding anniversary.

    Mark and Tami

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  5. Sounds like Nina could have all sorts of jobs lined up!

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  6. In June, we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Could we please hire Nina for a nice dinner for two!!

    Tim and Trudy

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  7. AWESOME!!!! Happy Anniversary, Chris and Barb.

    Seriously, Nina should start some little cooking classes. charge something like $5.00 .... Nina leads the class with everyone following her with their supplies. People can take whatever the dish is home with them to bake/cook so as to make it a bit more manageable. I will be the FIRST on the list!!

    Creme brule -- I can hardly spell it, not to mention MAKE it. Nina -- you are a very gifted and wonderful young lady! The new Rachael Ray -- with more class! :)

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  8. Yum and happy anniversary.

    Does Nina share her recipes (preferably with my children?!)

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  9. Linda,
    she got the recipes from her Auntie Joy & Uncle Jim :) I know the creme brule came from the Better Homes & Garden Cookbook. Who knew such things were in there? Not I!

    Barb

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  10. Way to go Nina!!!

    Praise the Lord for 18 years Barb & Chris!!!

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