Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
My birthday and Julie's (Scottsdale Daily Photo) birthday happened last week just 4 days apart and to celebrate together we decided to cook dinner at Julie and Dave's (Tamarindo Costa Rica Daily Photo) house on Saturday evening. Julie picked the recipes from a cook book she bought in California. We started with an arugula salad with roasted cherry tomatoes and pine nuts.
The main coarse was pork chops with fresh rosemary, oregano, garlic and lemon, served with roasted potatoes and red grapes and brussels sprouts with bacon and pomegranate seeds.
Julie's mom, Glenda supplied the dessert with these designer cupcakes that were delicious!