|This is where the magic happens (or at least my version of it LOL)|
It was 'first dinner in new house/belated birthday dinner for my hubby'. I made halibut steaks with pepitas, tomatoes, and capers, mushroom risotto, green beans with caramelized shallots and a zucchini ribbon salad. The green beans tasted waaayy better than they look in this photo. Hey, I'm a cook not a photographer!
I started early in the day with the zucchini salad because it was easy to make ahead and it needed to chill with the dressing on it anyways. It was really easy to make and I think it looked gorgeous.
And you can't have a meal like that without wine (or at least we can't) so we had a lovely bottle of Chateau Julien Chardonnay (a local wine).
Everything turned out really delicious but I wish I had a tad more feta cheese in the zucchini salad. I also wish I had time to make the strawberry pie that my hubby has requested I make (never made one before so it will be a first). Oh well, next time! I think I'll actually do the strawberry pie next week if I can manage to get to the farmers market to pick up some fresh strawberries.
If anyone is interested, here are the links to the recipes that I loosely followed
Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
If you want the other recipes, just let me know and I'll send it or post it here.