Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dinner was a success!

I am single so I rarely take the time to make a nice dinner. Tonight my friend Bunny came over for an American Idol viewing party. She also had to introduce me to my new goddawg, Charlie. Yep, I'm a godfather. Here is the little buddy taking a nap after dinner...
Cute, huh?

For dinner I made roasted chicken breast, brussel sprouts with pancetta & acorn squash.

This is the first time I have ever made acorn squash but it will not be the last! It was DELICIOUS!
I cut the squash in half, then turn it cut side down into a baking dish. Pour one inch of water into the pan. Then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then drain the water and turn the squash cut side up and bake for an additional 30 minutes. I served it with a tablespoon of brown sugar butter.

To make the butter I just used 1/2 stick of softened butter, 1 tlbs of brown sugar, 1 tlbs honey & a pinch of cinnamon & nutmeg.Mmmmmm!

I also made a pitcher of Ina Garten's Whiskey Sour's

It's my new favorite cocktail. So yummy!
for dessert...

A slice of poundcake topped with Bruster's ice cream, macerated strawberries
and a healthy dallop of whipped cream.

American Idol was pretty good tonight.  There were a few really good performances but
Lee Dewize was awesome!

Go Lee!
Bob Out


Michael Rivers said...

Looks great! Glad you had a successful dinner!

Bo said...

Bunny's puppy is just too cute...I'm going to have to make those whiskey sours...looks like you guys had a great dinner too. I've been watching American Idol too and I think Lee might win...but I'm cheering for Crystal.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Yummmmm, now I am hungry. I certainly will try the acorn squash. I have cooked regular and spaghetti squash and those are yummy too.

Love the cute puppy.

Wonder Man said...

lee is cute

wozzel said...

aawww! i want a puppy like that :)

RAD said...

Buuny? Such a cute name
Dinner- WOW
Drinks- Cheers

Now when do I get that pic of you in your apron? xxoo

bunny said...

Thanks everyone for the "cute Charlie" comments. He is such a funny little furry man. And thanks to Scooby for being such a good sport and putting up with Charlie's puppy antics! And dinner was AWESOME.