Restaurant Review: Saulsbury Sisters

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?

9 thoughts on “Restaurant Review: Saulsbury Sisters

  1. ellie says:

    Home cooked food is great- has the added ‘love’ factor! The best non-restaurant meal would be anything my dad has cooked. That guys is a genius in the kitchen!

    have a great weekend 🙂


  2. coco says:

    I guess I enjoy my dinner every night at home as a restaurant quality meal~~~ hahah…. of course, not as good as the one you just had! 😉


  3. Anne K. says:

    That tomato caprese salad looks delish! Mmmm love the dessert, too. My salad today (and yesterday, haha) definitely had restaurant quality deliciousness 😀


  4. Lara (Thinspired) says:

    Wow, I am very impressed with that spread! What a nice setting, too. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve had a true “restaurant quality” meal in my home…maybe my mom’s house at Christmas because we always do prime rib and lobster. But day to day, I don’t eat anything that fancy!


  5. Melissa @ For the Love of Health says:

    What an amazing looking meal! They’re great cooks for true.

    I wanted to start a bookclub awhile back but it’s so hard to get friends to commit!

    I cooked some amazing chicken last weekend- way better than any restaurant 🙂

    Have a great Saturday!


  6. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    The Newman O’s are the besttt!!! I crumbled some over my fro yo the other night and it was the perfect addition!!

    My last restaurant-quality meal was probably at my friend’s house, a few months ago. Her parents made this super gourmet salad with nuts, tangerines, home-made dressing, veggies, etc…and it just can’t be re-created!


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