Wednesday June 13th 2012, 11:34 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Friends

It was Ryan’s birthday today, and his girlfriend’s parents invited us all over to dinner.

Our part of it: one homemade angel food cake.

One bag frozen raspberries cooked with about a half cup mango juice and a not-full 1/4 c sugar in the microwave for about three and a half minutes, then cuisinarted so that the seeds (which do add to the flavor) become one with the puree. Pour over diced pieces from six ataulfo-type (smallish yellow kidney-shaped) mangoes.

Chocolate sauce: fill a measuring cup to yay high with pieces of good dark chocolate, then pour coconut cream to almost that high. Dunk every bit of chocolate below the surface once before nuking so the chocolate doesn’t seize, then one minute for my about a cup and a half’s  worth of chocolate.  Stir hard while the pieces melt. Can serve as sauce or refrigerate till hard, scoop into balls, roll in cocoa, and call it truffles. (Mine was still sauce when it was time to go; it’s all good.)

One portabello mushroom/onion side dish, sauteed by Michelle.

Two other cakes, one by the girlfriend and hers was the best. Chocolate pear torte. I’d really like the recipe.

And a good party was had by all.

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I SO want to eat at one of your parties, sometime.

If I get lost and find myself wandering 3000 miles away from home, can I come over and play?

Comment by Afton 06.14.12 @ 6:16 am

I’m not a fan of pears, but THAT just sounds good. (Never mind that I had a yummy salad the other night with beets and pear and goat cheese rolled in pistachios and…)

Comment by Channon 06.14.12 @ 6:21 am

oh yum! how can you go wrong with angel cake, raspberries and chocolate — angel food cake was a birthday tradition — there are several pictures of me as a small child holding the angel food cake on the glass cake plate — my grandmother frosted it with a pink, almond flavored icing — sweet memories

Comment by Bev 06.14.12 @ 9:02 am

I don’t think it’s the least bit fair! You keep describing all these goodies, and I keep dribbling saliva all over me. Ok, I’ll get even. I’ll invite you to my August Ice Cream Social! So there!

Comment by Don Meyer 06.14.12 @ 9:16 am

Oh that sounds heavenly. I might try that chocolate sauce. Hubby would love it. And the pear torte. I really need to learn to bake.


Comment by gMarie 06.14.12 @ 10:05 am

Happy Birthday, Ryan! Sounds as though the food was great, and I expect the company was as well.


Comment by RobinM 06.14.12 @ 1:12 pm

Happy birthday, Ryan! And happy times to everyone else who could attend. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 06.14.12 @ 7:27 pm

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