Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Camembert, Pork, Salad, and Wine. GNI

We had another Girls Night In. A monthly "catch up" with neighbor moms. We cook, we drink, we eat and chat. It's a relaxing evening with no children and no driving. Here's what we had...

The wine. Okay. That's just a pic of the wine I brought. The others were drinking 3 buck Chuck. A Pinot Grigio and a White Zin. I chose this Cabernet and loved the peppery, dark berry
and chocolate flavors. It complimented the food nicely and was also great as an after dinner beverage to relax and sip on. Medium bodied with a very smooth finish.

The appetizer. Camembert cheese topped with an apricot glaze and butter toffee almonds. The picture doesn't do it justice. The apricot glaze was on top when I left the house but had melted in by the time I travelled to my neighbors house. It was delicious, regardless, and we had Wheat Thins to dip in it.

The meal. Pork medallions in a onion/mushroom gravy served over brown rice, accompanied with a salad comprised of romaine, craisins, red onion, butter toffee almonds and bleu cheese crumbles tossed in a light balsamic vinaigrette.

My mouth is watering as I type this.

How do you spend your evenings with friends?

We do a monthly GNI and very much enjoy trying new recipes. I was sent the Camembert cheese from Ile de France to try and review. I was not compensated in any other way.