Rusty cooked a delicious dinner for guests last evening. Four courses, all from our cookbooks.
The meal started with Creamy Artichoke Soup:
This recipe is from our cookbook Cooking with the Bible: Recipes for Biblical Meals. It is featured in the chapter "Esther Saves Her People," which tells the story of Esther and the background for Purim. The full recipe can be found here:
The next course was Marinated Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Arugula, Seared Duck, and Candied Walnuts. This dish is from the film Mostly Martha (Bella Martha), which we featured in our cookbook Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels.
The main course was Poached Salmon in Light Basil Sauce over Butternut Squash Latkes, again from Mostly Martha. (I made the latkes--and though it's a lot of work to grate a whole butternut squash, these "pancakes" are really worth it!)