We went to friends for dinner last night, so we were actually out after dark which is very unusual for us. These are the friends that asked us if we wanted rabbit for dinner!! They ended up cooking a pork loin. He is the cook of the house. We started with some homemade Guacamole and chips. Then he made homemade Bruschetta on homemade bread. He made homemade gnocchi with homemade tomato sauce as a starter. There was pork loin with roasted white and purple potatoes, red and green peppers, and smashed peas with bacon. For dessert there was an Italian cake covered with chocolate and a diabetic cheesecake as one of the other guests was diabetic. They have a cappuccino maker so we could have that and liqueurs if we wanted after.
He is Italian if you hadn't guessed and she is Canadian. He cooks all the time and makes most of his own pasta and sauces and is a super cook. We all left around 9pm, as dh had to be up for work at 4:20am today. Still it was a lovely night out and the other couple there were also great fun, and as we hadn't met them before it was amazing how well we all got on together.
I am not sure when we'll have them back as our friends are heading on a month's cruise to Italy at the end of February, so we may wait until sometime around Easter so we can hear all about their trip. They got a bargain as all in all it is costing them $3,500 each which includes airfares from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale. They sail around the Caribbean for a three days then head over the Atlantic to Italy. Spend some time in the Mediterranean and then they spend some time in Italy before flying back to Toronto.
Anyhow, we had a lovely night and made a great change from sitting in front of the tv!!!