Well, today is my birthday, and I am where else? In the kitchen, of course, cooking food for my dinner guests tonight! Well, there will only be three of us - my boyfriend, a friend from work, and me, the birthday girl. I'm not here to talk about my birthday or getting older, however; I'm here to talk about the menu!
I just finished making some soslu patlican (deep fried eggplant and peppers in a garlicky tomato sauce) and I am going to make kabak mucver (zucchini fritters) in a little bit. Those are a couple of my favorite mezze from Turkey. I've been missing Istanbul lately, so I thought I'd treat myself to a little Turkish food.
I have a London Broil marinating in the fridge. I put on a dry rub a little bit ago. It consists of oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper.
The meat will be paired with roasted red potatoes (with more garlic), some green beans with hazelnuts, and a salad with homemade Green Goddess dressing.
Dessert will be flan. Mmmmm! I didn't cook this well for my boyfriend's birthday! *L* Oh, well, a girl has to treat herself once in a while, right?
I'm not one to toot my own horn, but fuggit, so far it's been okay, so Happy Birthday to Me. ;)