May 15, 2004
Last night's banquet was a hit. Winston, Reyna's fianc�, drove us to T&T at Promenade Mall in Thornhill, way up where Pinki lives. We forgot the shopping list, but miraculously remembered everything on it. As we moved through the produce section, Reyna noted that there is a nice dish to be made with oyster mushrooms and ridged gourd or luffah squash, so we decided to add this to our menu. Doris waited in the van with Winston.
We arrived home in good order and set about cooking. I had hoped to do more of the cooking but Dora required my attention and Pinki's much anticipated phone call from France came with the detailed blow-by-blow, so Rayna cooked away, stashing pots of food, as they were completed, into the oven to make room on the stove for what remained to be cooked.
We turned the dining room table around to accomodate our ten guests: Marv, Shawna, Lisa and Corey, Margaret and Caryn, who recently married, Danny, Rayna, Dora, and myself.
All but two of the dishes were completely vegetarian, which made Shawna and Margaret very happy. And, everyone agreed the food was wonderful, even if they had never heard of many of the ingredients.
Posted by BKG at May 15, 2004 10:05 AM
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