12.16.2007

Last Night's Dinner

Last evening, as winter began to swell up even more to the west, we had over a friend of mine from work and his family. They have kids very close in age to our own, plus they're just good people, so its nice to get together.

The menu as follows, with 'expected' beer pairings.

Baked Brie with Blackberry Jam
-Homebrew Steam Beer

Crunchy Romaine Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
-Church Brew Works Pipe Organ Pale Ale and Celestial Gold

Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham with Prunes
Homemade Chunky Apple Sauce
Skin-On Mashed Potatoes
-Troegs Troegenator Double Bock

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel-Cream Cheese Frosting
-Bell's Expedition Stout

The meal was incredible, the pairings quite successful, the children generally well behaved. A good time was had by all.

PS: The ham was even better today after soaking all night in the sauce... Nice matchup for the Church Munich Style Dunkel for lunch.