May 16, 2015 Grilled Teriyaki Tuna, PPI baby bok choy and rice May 15, 2015 Five layer bean dip
Friday I thawed out the two tuna steaks I had bought at Sprouts. This morning I made a small portion of teriyaki marinade with 4 Tbsps. each, of aji mirin, sake and Tamari soy and ½ Tbsp. of sugar and marinated the tuna steaks.
Dinner was easy. I made 1 ½ cups of rice and heated up the PPI stir fried baby bok choy and water chestnuts and Suzette grilled the tuna steaks. I heated a pitcher of sake to drink with dinner and we drank tea after dinner and had some ice cream with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and maraschino cherries.
This month's Neighborhood Second Friday Cocktail Party was hosted by Daniel and Carrie Terrell, who have recently bought and remodeled the big 1960’s California Deck house that was the by Art Speigel/Collister house. I made a five layer bean dip with layers of re-fried black beans, sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes and crumbled queso fresco. I think folks liked it. The best dish at the party was made by Carrie. It was slices of fresh toasted French baguette smeared with a puree of green peas, thin slices of fresh mozzarella, and topped with a smear of pesto.
There was lots of other good food, including a large basket of chicken wings, chicken salad made by the Buckhalters, and a lovely sugar snap pea salad.
We took a bottle of Famille Perrin Reserve red. Daniel served Caceres Rioja Rosé and several reds and whites.
We had a lovely evening of conversation with several of our neighbors but crashed at around 8:30 p.m.