Last weekend my friends, sister, sister-in-law and I threw a little Valentine’s Dinner for our husbands to just love on them and honor them. It was such a fun night! We sat around the table and talked, laughed hysterically, and prayed for our men from the book Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. I wanted to cook a “manly meal” so with the help of all these fabulous girls, we cooked up a spread in Katie and Kody’s kitchen.
Chips and Corn Chile Salsa
Hamburgers with tons of toppings (avocado, caramelized onions, the usual, etc.)
Roasted Green Beans
Roasted Red Potatoes
Sweet Potato Fries
Salad made by Kim (avo, candied pecans, pears, gorgonzola, AMAZING!)
Dessert was Chocolate Fudge Cakes made by Katie (warm, gooey, so YUMMY!)
Kim and Brett
Aw there just Katie and Sam
Our hosts: Katie and Kody
We missed Sarah, Tim, Renee, and Greg, so that’s why there is plans for another one! We’ve already got a theme in mind…
So the caramelized onions (burger topping) brought up a discussion on what makes them caramelized and not just sautéed. I thought that caramelized was bringing the natural sugars out of something, so I looked it up, and indeed this is true. You slowly cook them in some kind of fat (butter or oil) and they get brown and sweet. I also told my friend I thought it just sounds better. 😉
Joe and I took home the leftovers, so here is a shot of a few random onions on Joe’s burgers. And he got quite sentimental with the ketchup. The blog tables were turned as he prepped and took the photo while I started eating. Er no patience…
*edited to add: Is there a pic of jars of peanut butter here? This morning I saw that, but it should be Joe’s burgers, and then if you click on it, the right picture comes up. Weeeeeiiiiird.
I’m so grateful to celebrate the incredible gift that Joe is to me, and also to do so with friends and family.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8