Lauren’s bridal shower was Sunday and it was a huge success. Everything went very smoothly and she really enjoyed it. I’ll have pictures soon. However, it was exhausting and I am still recovering. Last night I did nothing except watch Frasier and veg out. All the food was great. I used recipes from Paula Dean, Martha Stamps and Ina Gardner and they were all wonderful recipes. The biggest hit was the pickled beets by Martha Stamps. She is a chef from Nashville, TN. Here restaurant, Martha’s at the Plantation, is at the Bell Meade Plantation. I ate at the restaurant when I was there and loved it. Her book, New Southern Basics, is really good. They were really good and very easy. Here is the recipe:
2lb of beets
1 onion, thinly sliced
¾ cup of vinegar
Scrub beets and remove ends. Boil for 20-30 minutes until fork tender. Remove and let cool. Rub off the skin and slice in 1/3 inch slices. Add remaining ingredients and let marinate one hour before serving.
I was able to talk to Mr. P this weekend. He is doing really well hanging in there. I am so proud of him. His knee hasn’t bothered him at all which is very good news. This week is his 5th week and thus marks the halfway point.