Friday, November 20, 2009

Dinner Party With Stella

This week we decided to share our newest family member with some friends, and feeling in a warm and fuzzy mood I reached for a comfort food recipe. I followed Simply Gluten Free's recipe for Clams and Mashed Potatoes.  This will be added to the regular rotation.


The end result was gorgeous.


I started with organic potatoes from my L.O.V.E. delivery box. Personally, I like to leave the skins in the mash, it makes a heartier mash with extra fibre, color and vitamins.


 Prepped the pan for the clams with a shallot and garlic...


 Sauteed in some olive oil with just a trace of butter.


Little miss Stella stretched herself out across my toes and settled in for a short winter's nap. Srsly. She fell asleep on my toes. This is right after.


Birthday boy Ray helped by mashing the skins-in spuds, with just a trace of hot milk and butter.


I steamed the clams in the garlic, shallot, olive oil, butter and about one entire bottle of shitty dry white wine that was malingering about the kitchen. Yes, malingering. No one calls in sick dishonestly on my watch. Not even wine.


With some more of my organic produce I tossed together a salad of arugula, cress, avocado, pom seeds, green onions and goat cheese.


And someone else fell full snooze chin to the floor.

No, Jackson. Dog beds are not one size fits all.


Simply...Gluten-free said...

I am so glad you liked this - this is one of my all time fav dishes. Love your blog!

Kristine said...

Ahhh, Stella is SO CUTE!!! Love love.

Exile Kiss said...

Hi Food, she thought,

Very nice! :) If I may ask, how is the produce / quality so far from the L.O.V.E. produce service? I've been debating about trying out their vegetables, etc. Thanks.

Beautiful pics and the Clams look so delicious. :)

Food, she thought. said...

SGF, thanks for the foodspiration!

K, :-D

EK, LOVE is good but not mind blowing.

Kristine said...

i am loving all the stella and jackson pics. :) "...not one size fits all..." i don't think he agrees with you on that one. teehee <3

Bianca said...

That dinner looks wonderful & Stella looks so cute!

Kitten with a Whisk said...

Stella is adorable! And the food looked YUM!

Anonymous said...

Your dogs are very beautiful and I really enjoyed your story on bringing Stella home. And you're absolutely correct, there is not quite like a GSD. I wish I could get one, unfortunately the complex where I stay consider GSD as an "aggressive" breed and won't allow them. I truly dislike the misconceptions aimed towards these lovely dogs. They are truly one of a kind.