My sister-in-law Sophie invited us over for dinner. I was very excited because Sophie is an excellent cook! See? A plate piled high with delicious things!
Itâ€™s nice to have so many of the â€˜kidsâ€™ living in the same city now. The Husband + myself + Sophie + brother-in-law Nick. Oh, and since I get this question all the time: Sophie and Kristien share the same parents, but Nick is technically the Husbandâ€™s stepbrother. This means that Sophie and Kristien both have sweet British accents but Nick does not. I, of course, am rocking the Southern-Miami hybrid twang.
Anyway â€“ WINE!
Iâ€™m all over the sweet stuff lately, huh?
Sophie makes excellent roasted potatoes â€“ I donâ€™t know how she does it. Itâ€™s definitely â€˜Englishâ€™ style because their grandma and mom cook potatoes the same way, too. Not the olâ€™ American way of rubbing oil on them and simply sticking the potatoes into the oven. But I canâ€™t get anyone to really explain to me HOW they do it! I asked Sophie again tonight and all that I gleamed from her description is that she boils the potatoes first, drops them in hot oil, and then roasts. But thereâ€™s a bunch of other steps that I didnâ€™t understand (something about fluffing something?). NEXT DINNER PARTY â€“ I shall figure it out. NEXT TIME!
Best part was this stuffed mushroom, which was packed with veggies and sunflower seeds.
We had brownies for dessert.
Anyone else related to people with much cooler accents? Ten years later and Iâ€™m still jealous.