Before I leave, I want to make sure you are well fed and have some food to digest. Below are photos from our Mother's Day spread.
I made a shaved fennel and arugula salad with shaved Romano and a bit of avocado. On it I sprinkled a light dressing consisting of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, a tiny bit of Dijon and a splash of truffle oil along with salt and pepper to taste. It was a nice light and crunchy salad. It would have been better with Parmesan but I had a wedge of Romano in the fridge. My Romano was a bit stinkier than I would have liked.
Joy made seven layer dip. Always a great choice! It was demolished by the end of the day.
Jacqueline made a lovely orzo salad with feta, basil, red onion, pine nuts, olives and a light lemon/olive oil dressing. It was really good and flavorful.
Natalie brought cold cuts of turkey, roast beef, maple ham, fresh bologna, cheeses and rolls. The meat comes from Mattern Sausage and Meats in Orange. This place is owned by some German people and has excellent meat, cheese and other European foods that are hard to find. The sandwiches are amazing! My favorite is the pastrami on fresh dense brown bread that cannot be found at a regular market. If you are in the area, do stop in. But be prepared for a small cramped deli space and a long wait for help! It is popular.
My hope is that tomorrow I will have time to post about my great grandmothers famous sour cream cookies! If not, I will do it when I return from the show!