Friday, February 19, 2010

"Linner" With the In-Laws

My in-laws, Leslie and Len Reid, are two of my favorite people on the planet! I've known Len for a long time, ever since I met and fell in love with his son in 1987. He and Leslie will celebrate their first anniversary in April of this year -- so they're still newlyweds!

Dan and I invited them to brunch on Valentine's Day, but they had some other family things to do first, so we ate around 3 pm. So is that meal called Linner?

Made caprese for the first course -- I'm so happy we have a Trader Joe's here for the Roma tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Doused it with lemon olive oil from Pasolivos and a bit of balsamic vinegar.

Asparagus ready to go into the oven for ten minutes at 450 degrees F. First drizzled over that same lemon olive oil and a little salt and pepper. There is already a chicken and potatoes roasting in the oven, so as the chicken comes out to rest a bit, the asparagus goes in while the potatoes continue to cook.

The potatoes are little bitty ones that we got from Abundant Harvest Organics, the food co-op that we belong to. Cut up a little rosemary, sprinkled with salt, pepper and more of that yummy lemon olive oil.

Pasolivo is located in Paso Robles CA; it's about a 3-1/2 hour drive from here and we have to make a trip when we start running low on their olive oils. They have a really nice tasting room and are constantly coming up with new and interesting ways to use their products. Of course, I have to taste everything and always end up buying more than just what's on my list.

If you are in the Central Coast area of California, Pasolivo is definitely worth a stop; if you are interested, I know some very good wineries in the area as well!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, it's before lunch, and now i'm starved.It looks scrumptious! - marlis


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