Dinner and Audio

My brain is a little mushy because I just came home from recording an audio gig. It is a very, very cool one and I loved doing it. I’ll be able to point you to a link to it soon, but for the moment, just know that I think you’ll like it.

I had a splattering of writers over for lunch today, (including Jay, David, Kate, Dave, Merilee, Evan, Damian, Rick, Spencer, Chrissy, Christina) which was great fun. I don’t know what it is about a table set with china and crystal that makes me happy, but it does, so there you go.

The Menu

A selection of cheeses, provided by Jay Lake.

Spaghetti Squash, with Spinach, Pinenuts and Citrus Cream Sauce
Green Beans in a Coral Sauce
Fennel and Blood Orange Salad
Garlic Roasted Baby Potatos
Sage and Cornmeal Scones
Chocolate Mousse and Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies (made by Christina)

I’m particularly proud of myself because of the allergy and food avoidance list for this group. I strove to avoid the following items: Eggplant, raisins, gluten, eggs, dairy, mushrooms, melon, fresh tomatoes, fresh fruit, cilantro, barley, bell peppers.

The only one I cheated on was the fresh fruit, because I made a blood orange vinaigrette and then served the blood oranges on the side as an optional garnish. Besides that, everything was allergy safe.

The conversation was a lot of fun; my face still hurts from smiling and laughing the whole time. I’m glad I had a chance to connect with these folks before I go haring off to New York. The nice thing is that I know I’ll see everyone online or at cons.

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3 Responses

  1. Evan Nichols

    I had a great time; the food was excellent and your friends were fascinating and delightful! I wish I’d gotten to talk to Jay more. And Christina. And David… Everyone who was there, really.

    You are indeed a marvelous hostess! Thanks so much for inviting me!