Birthday Celebration

We had a fun time celebrating my husband’s birthday this weekend.  We enjoyed a low-key, festive night of dinner and games with family.  While some recommend never trying new recipes when cooking for guests, I think it can be a great opportunity for feedback- especially family, they make good guinea pigs!  When trying new recipes for guests, I always incorporate a few recipes previously tested and approved.  That way if one dish isn’t a success, there will be plenty of other yummy food.  However that was not our experience, consensus was all the dishes were delicious.  Enjoy!

Birthday Celebration Menu 

Coconut Crusted Sole with Mango Salsa  – Baked on parchment paper made for an easy clean-up.

Eggplant Caponata – Since my son is not an eggplant fan I added zucchini to the dish.  Next time I will also add red onion.

Double Chocolate Orange Torte – A simple, delicious treat!