Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Evening Dining on Lake Lure

Mr. Comforts and I enjoyed a wonderful evening with good friends last night.

Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen and her husband invited us over to their home for dinner.

We started out with a wonderful appetizer that Penny made.  It was a savory cheesecake with pepper onion relish served with crackers.
(picture from Penny, Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen)

It was wonderful and if you would like the recipe, you can click on Penny's blog link above.


The evening was perfect for dining out on the porch.  Candle light, the sun sparkling on the lake as it set, fresh air all made the dinner even more delightful.


 The main course was a fork tender Zinfandel Beef Ribs from Napa Wine Country, rice pilaf with roasted almonds and orange soaked dried cranberries, and fresh asparagus.

As Penny went into the kitchen to make the coffee and prepare dessert, her sweet dog just knew she was getting a little treat of short rib....look how fast her tail is wagging!


And speaking of dessert, Penny served warm from the oven Apple Crostata with ice cream.  I took a quick shot after it came out of the oven, before Penny plated it.


If you want the short rib recipe or crostata recipe, Penny is sharing them on her blog.

It was a wonderful evening filled with fabulous food, wine, good conversations and laughter.  Thank you Penny and D!
Welcome Home,
Penny

25 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Her kitchen is very eye catching and I especially like her stone floors!

Penny said...

Thanks for coming Penny. You got some good pictures! It was so much fun.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, what fun. I will have to use her apple crostada recipe. That is our favorite dessert at Carrabba's when they offer it.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oh that looks like a wonderful spot to dine. loved the dog looking at the apple crostata!!

Kelly said...

That food looks fantastic! She must be a great cook. I love joining friends over dinner. Looks like you had a nice time and nice place to eat dinner.

Gretchen said...

What great food and such a lovely setting! I'm going to follow her blog and capture those recipes.

Gretchen

Mary said...

What a fabulous time you all had on that special Spring evening - love Penny's screened porch and kitchen.

Mary X

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh what an enjoyable evening! What a cook she is too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...it all looks so good...gotta check out that apple recipe.

Blessings,
Linda

Eileen said...

Sounds divine! I saw the crostata recipe when Penny shared it; it looks heavenly!

Pondside said...

Two of my favourite bloggers together for dinner - and I know that every bite must have been delicious!

see you there! said...

What a nice evening it must have been. I'm especially interested in the appetizer so I'll visit Penny's blog to find out more.

Darla

Vee said...

This sounds like the most amazing evening with wonderful friends, enchanting atmosphere, and superb food. A sweet dog tossed into the mix doesn't hurt at all either.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks so delicious, Penny! It sounds like a lovely evening ~ good food, good friends and lovely surroundings. Sounds like a perfect evening!

bj said...

What a wonderful time together with friends. She has a beautiful home.

Jen Kershner said...

Orange soaked dried cranberries? That is nothing short of brilliant. Apple Crostada is one of my fave desserts to make. And eat! It looks like a lovely evening!

injoyinmylife said...

Her home is beautiful. I am in love with her kitchen. Dinner looked divine. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

Catherine Holman said...

What a lovely view to have while visiting and enjoying such a great meal!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That sounds like an amazing time...oh the food looks wonderful.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my goodness Penny....what a delicious evening! AND what a delicious kitchen Penny has...love that fireplace/oven ~ very nice!!
We'll have to stop on over to get those recipes ~ thanks for sharing them with us!

Sherri said...

Penny, what a wonderful weekend you had!! Everything looks wonderful!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks absolutely wonderful! I'm heading over to Lake Lure right now to snag tose recipes:>)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a wonderful evening Penny! Nothing beats a night of good friends and good food!

PAT said...

Penny's kitchen is beautiful.

The evening sounds wonderful and the meal looks delicious from start to finish.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Hi Penny! It all looks so yummy!!!Please visit me for a chance to win an Annie Sloan book!are with you.