Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Weekend Eats

This was a weekend of truly delicious food. Friday Mr. P and I headed to Portland to see his parents. Friday night we ate dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Portland The Screen Door.

Screen Door is a southern style restaurant known for their local organics, a second menu of season organic dishes fresh from the farmers market. Always delicious!

Saturday Morning we headed out to the Arleta Library Cafe in South East.

This popular breakfast place was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I had their signature breakfast special the Sicilian hash and it was wonderful.

After breakfast we went to Otto's Sausage Kitchen, a delicatessen and gourmet meat shop to pick up sausage for dinner. Mr. P and I really love sausage, especially local homemade sausage. Otto's Sausage Kitchen has also been featured on Diner's Drive In's and Dives. We got a variety, Italian, Chorizo and Tuscan and grilled them for dinner.

Our next stop was the Portland Farmer's Market where we picked out some fresh salad greens, mustard greens, asparagus and sweet potatoes to complete our dinner. My sister and law roasted the asparagus with garlic and olive oil. We braised the mustard greens with garlic and red pepper and made a simple salad and some mashed sweet potatoes.

Sunday was Mr. P's 25th birthday. After church he and his friends spent some much needed guy time while my friend Jessica and I cooked up an Indian feast. We made homemade somosas, cashew nut chicken curry, tomato chicken balti, beef biryani, lamb curry and southern Indian lentils and vegetables. We had almost twenty people for a festive dinner party to celebrate Mr. P! It was a great night. Sadly, I was so busy cooking and hosting that I failed to take any pictures.

Writing this post is making me hungry. Luckily we have Indian food leftovers for a few days so we are set.


  1. Wow! What an amazing weekend of food.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Happy bday to your hubby. My husband just turned 25 as well (yesterday)!

  3. I am glad you guys had an awesome weekend full of good eats! We will have to try the Arleta Library Cafe, this is the first time I have heard about it- how exciting!

  4. Oh I just LOVE weekends all about food! YUM! What fun! If we are ever in Portland we will definitely have to check some of these out. Thanks for sharing!