Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cooking with Friends: Birthdays and Barbeques

Today I would like to wish my friend Gloria a very happy birthday!!! Happy 3-0!!!

Gloria is truly a girl after my own heart, she is one of my top 3 of all time favorite eating and drinking friends. A few weeks ago she invited me over for an afternoon of food, gossip, and loads of wine. In honor of my upcoming trip to France, we went for a French theme. We started with quiche, cheese, veggies, delish golden beets, salami, olives and loads of little nibbles. It was all very good, and my only regret was that so was the wine and conversation, so much so that I forgot to get photos. I did have my favorite canine boy, Hashi, on my lap most of the time, so that's my excuse.

After a little swim in which my inner 8 year old got to shine with flips and hand stands, Gloria grilled the most amazing chicken. She had marinated it for several hours in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and Herbs de Provence. I'm drooling just thinking about it now! It was cooked perfectly, so juicy and tender. Gloria is truly a woman who knows her grilling!


Jane King said...

That little dog is soo cute! Is he wearing a little coat? I want to get george one. He has a batman outfit but thats just for halloween! That chicken does look good!

Amy Jemima said...

He is! Hashi is always wearing something. My favorite is his black shirt that says "Security" in white letters. He's all of probably 3-5 pounds :-) Would George wear a shirt? How did he like the costume? It was very cute on him!