Birthday Celebration

We had a fun time celebrating my husband’s birthday this weekend.  We enjoyed a low-key, festive night of dinner and games with family.  While some recommend never trying new recipes when cooking for guests, I think it can be a great opportunity for feedback- especially family, they make good guinea pigs!  When trying new recipes for guests, I always incorporate a few recipes previously tested and approved.  That way if one dish isn’t a success, there will be plenty of other yummy food.  However that was not our experience, consensus was all the dishes were delicious.  Enjoy!

Birthday Celebration Menu 
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Coconut Crusted Sole with Mango Salsa  – Baked on parchment paper made for an easy clean-up.
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Eggplant Caponata – Since my son is not an eggplant fan I added zucchini to the dish.  Next time I will also add red onion.
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Double Chocolate Orange Torte – A simple, delicious treat!