Audrey and I decided to have some fun with "simple" cooking on Saturday and invited a lot of folks over for a pasta bar.
Audrey made a homemade tomato sauce (read with British pronunciation, please! ;) ) and really good homemade meatballs.
I sauteed and spiced a number of various vegetables in different ways: carrots in brown sugar, sweet peppers in rosemary, spinach in lemon and garlic, broccoli in chilli pepper, mushrooms in garlic.
We had red pesto, green pesto, dried sweet peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, mozzarella, and a hard parmesan-like cheese as well.
Kurt made a big salad; Kay helped with garlic bread and Cynthia with punch; Merey made a desert best described as "Reese's baklava."
It was delightful.