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August 11, 2002 Sunday

Blackened Steak with Angela, Liat and Junya

I woke up early while the kids were still sleeping so I can sneak a workout at work and go to Price Club to get some dinner stuff for tonight.

It was good to manage a few minutes of sleep prior to dinner. It's been a week since I arrived and I was beginning to miss the great company I had in the Phil. (TJ and the gang)....gotta be around good people again. My guests.... Angela...longtime friend from my coffee days who's working on her black belt in Tae-kwon-do. Liat and Junya...a Hapkido couple whom I go rock climbing, snowboarding and mountain biking with. Danny and Fr. Gallagher unfortunately couldn't make it.

The dinner? My specialty - blackened steak on a sizzling plate with roasted asparagus and Portobello mushroom complimented by my freshly bottled (read: still young and fruity) Cabernet Sauvignon. Angela brought along baby potatoes tossed in mint and lemon juice, St. Augur (Rockeford) cheese with baguette and chilled strawberry soufflé with a strawberry/Cointreau coulis for dessert. Liat/Junya brought nori maki (rolled sushi) and ohagi, a Japanese dessert made of sweet brown rice balls covered with sweet adzuki (red) beans. It turns out we were all culinary enthusiasts too.

Altogether it was an evening filled with good wine, good food, good conversation and great company.

Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), couldn't have said it better, "We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our host regarded us . . ."

--- TheLoneRider

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Reader Comments:

Liat Jacob (August 8, 2002) Just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for a wonderful dinner last nite. Junya and I have truly enjoyed the succulent steak and mouth-watering dessert. The wine was simply superb and the company made the evening the best we've had in a while!

Thank you again for a fantastic evening -- I hope we can do this again...

Thank you for introducing me to Angela. Angela and I have so much in common and I wished we could talk all night. I can't remember the last time I met a woman who shares so many of my interests. I really hope to keep in touch with her; she's just an incredibly interesting person.

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