I’m an amateur cook, but with the Yummly app, I have become a more experienced one. Check out this delicious, simmering pot of chicken cacciatore. I cannot wait for dinner tonight!
This town continually surprises me. My sister and brother-in-law took me to Havana Kitchen for lunch. LOVE, love, love! The ambience, the people, the food – awesome! It seems to be part restaurant, part lounge, part wine bar, part cafe. I’ve never been to Cuba, but I imagine the energy might be something similar. 🙂 Bringing The Hubs tomorrow!
Havana Kitchen – 41955 5th St. Old Town Temecula, 951-699-7300
We had the honor of hosting this year’s dinner. Usually, it’s our mom who cooks but the past couple years she’s passed the torch onto us.
My husband was completely in charge of the menu and being vegetarian, he opted for a full vegetarian menu. I was in charge of setting up. We had 20 guests that consisted of family and friends. Our goal was to do our very best and wow them.
Instead of getting elaborate though, we kept everything simple – we used chairs and tables that we already had, tablecloths that we already had, and dinnerware we already had. What we did buy is a garland of cedar greens. They smelled like Christmas to me, I loved them! We laid them across the table tops and punctuated the garland with bright orange clementines. So simple, yet so very lovely.
For the menu, he chose all organic, locally grown produce. I think that was the key to the wonderful taste of everything. And of course, his cooking talent. He made three quiches, two types of potato dishes, string beans, brussel sprouts, beets, and three different soups. He really outdid himself and I’m so proud. The menu was outstanding and we all appreciated it.
Though the cupboards were bare by the time we ate, everyone was content and chatting happily with one another. We both knew then just how much we had to be thankful for. It was a most memorable Thanksgiving.
If you’re looking for a great night out this Friday, try Luke’s on Front. They’re on the top floor of a building right in the heart of Old Town. We wanted to get away to the city but not have to drive far so this was the next best thing!
We sat outside on the rooftop patio and enjoyed the breeze and our dinner of Ahi tuna salad and a Portobello sandwich. We had a chaser of strawberry & chocolate mousse cake, of course. To top off the evening, we sat at the bar and listened to excellent live music.
We had such a great time. It’s nice to know something so fun is right in our own backyard. Can’t wait to go again!
Luke’s on Front: 28693 Old Town Front St #402, Temecula, CA 92590
How fun are these new, reusable hot and cold cups from Starbucks?! I bought one because it was pretty but then my kids started stealing it from me. I finally went back to the store yesterday and bought three more. Now I hope my sister doesn’t see this post and steal my cup next. Fortunately, they cost only $2.00. 🙂