Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A "Hearty" Meal...

Q : What's better than a friend asking you for dinner?
A : When a friend cooks dinner for you and you alone!

That's what ML did for me recently when she insisted on cooking dinner though I told her that it would be easier to eat out since it was just the two of us. After getting home from work, she had dinner ready on the table by 8.30 when I arrived at her place. Well, sort of ready :o). You see, she timed it well to put the finishing touches to the dishes, serving the food piping hot - straight from the stove and onto the table.

Cooking

I'm not reviewing her dishes here in this post of course. It was a meal cooked from the heart and that was what made dinner wonderful ;o). This is a post to thank you, ML!

First up ... Asparagus Soup



Asparagus Soup
Though she said it was a tad dilute, I found it delicious nevertheless

Stir fried asparagus with prawns
Next ... Stir Fried Asparagus with Prawns (which was why she made Asparagus Soup). Simple and yet so tasty!

Thai Beef Curry
The highlight was the Thai Beef Curry...it was spicy and a spicy food lover like me absolutely loved it! The sliced beef was the right size (not too big) and tender, the eggplant was great too. And the gravy? I loved the gravy so much that I ended up having more rice that I should! hahaha....Even ML who isn't a rice eater herself couldn't resist having some on her plate!


After chowing down on these dishes, there was still dessert in store. Nothing fancy, ML said.

Warming up the apricots

She heated the apricots over the stove....once it was warm, she proceeded to make a slit in the apricots.

Slit the apricot

Then fill it with ricotta cream!

She then took some ricotta cream and put a dollop in it. Looking at the apricot in her hand, she decided that she didn't put enough cream into the first one she did and the two of us ended up stuffing the rest of the apricots with much more ricotta cream and proceeded to eat dessert right there in the kitchen - from our hands and straight into our mouths! The warm apricot coupled with the cold ricotta cream was really heavenly, making my palate dance in delight ;o)

ML, thanks for a wonderful meal - a meal from the heart which I call a "hearty" meal! Had a great time catching up too. See you soon!

18 comments:

ilene said...

Wah, you're sooooooo lucky! I'm so envious!

New Kid on the Blog said...

so touch... :)

Little Inbox said...

I can see she is a good cook. A nice time for both of you get together.

foodbin said...

so much love and effort.

J said...

Niiiiice! The best food is home cooked, and prepared with lots of love. :)

babe_kl said...

nothing beats food made with love ;-)

Precious Pea said...

Certainly a very heart meal...and ooooo..i will try the apricot dessert since ricotta is so cheap here.

VMLee said...

I just love your good shots....

wmw said...

Ilene : I'm so blessed ;o)

NKOTB : Yeah, so sweet of ML hor?

Little Inbox : You can from the way she works in the kitchen, eh?

Foodbin : Yes...all for one guest!

J : Yes...you said it :o) I need to eat more home cooked food.

Babe_KL : Yeah, luckily no blood, sweat and tears...hahaha...

Precious P : Okay, try it and let me know how you like it.

VMLee : Thanks for dropping by and for the compliment!

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow.. the cooking of the apricots looks so changgih! nice one;)

Katie said...

It sounds like you had a lovely night and I agree - food made from the heart is the best food ever!

I love asparagus and the idea of asparagus soup sounds awesome - can you share the recipe?

eiling lim said...

My first time here. Even looking at the pictures, I can't help but feel that this whole post is very sensuous and I absolutely adore the pictures!

wmw said...

Cumi & Ciki : Simple enough to try it yourself...

Katie : Afraid that ML cooked it without any recipe but learnt thru trial and error...hahaha...I am sure lots of recipe out there on these dishes if you Google. May not be the same... but trial and error ;o) Thanks Katie for dropping by yet again.

Eiling : Welcome! Thanks for the compliment. Hahaha...which part did you find this sensuous? I didn't realise it was. Maybe unintentionally? The dessert? :p

eiling lim said...

The lighting of the pictures, the mood, the heating of the apricots and the first picture. Very nicely done!

xin said...

nothing beats a hearty home cooked meal. everything looks really awesome!

c0co said...

hihi!!!!! enjoy reading your blogice to meet u too !^-^ ~*

wmw said...

3iling : I see...thanks :o)

xin : It does, doesn't it...homecook goodness.

c0co : Thanks for dropping by.

rokh said...

so sweet of ML! and apricot with ricotta cream, who would have thought of that!!