Unlucky for you, the Saulsbury sisters do not actually have a restaurant. But lucky for me, they’re amazing in the kitchen and they’re my friends 😀
I went over to Amanda and Meghan’s apartment last night for the second installment of Amanda’s book club, and I was treated to a gourmet dinner in their “bistro.”
To start, we had sliced cucumbers, fresh from Amanda’s boyfriend Willie’s grandma’s garden in Texas, where Amanda visited last week:
Aren’t the speckles on this cucumber adorable?!
While we nibbled on the cucumber, chefs Amanda and Meghan prepared their feast.
Meghan’s delicacy for the night was this Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad from Barefoot Contessa.
I can’t wait to try making this myself! It was soooo good, and I would probably eat it for every meal if I could.
Amanda made some perfectly-crisped-on-the-edges tilapia with rice pilaf on the side.
Here’s my perfectly balanced plate (though I had loads more tomatoes!):
After dinner, we retreated to the “lounge” for our discussion of the month’s book: No Way To Treat a First Lady. We all loved the book and had plenty to say about it, and now I’m inspired to get some of Christopher Buckley’s other books on reserve at the library ASAP!
After the book discussion portion of the evening, I got dessert ready … since dessert was obviously my contribution. Edy’s Samoas ice cream …
(I looooooooooove the consistently creamy and melty coating on this ice cream!)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand … Newman’s Own Organics Chocolate Os!
The best thing about these Os is that they effortlessly split apart to allow easy access to the creamy creamy chocolate filling.
And, the wafers still had the classic Oreo crunch to them. Mmmmmm, I love sandwich cookies.
Amanda and Meghan, thank you for a lovely meal at Saulbury Sisters! I can’t wait for for part 3 😀
In the meantime, check out these two brilliant Tales of Expansion sweeping blogland now courtesy of Krista and Laura.
What was the last restaurant-quality meal you had that did not take place at an actual restaurant?