Cooking with friends

Our friends Jocelyn and Nancy came over tonight and all four of us made dinner together.  Pork Wellington, Crash Hot Potatoes and Chocolate Lava Cake.  I can't take credit for any of the recipes, I borrowed all of them.

It was a lot of fun and all of the food was great.

For the Pork Wellington, you saute mushrooms and onions, stuff them inside a pork loin then roll that in prosciutto

Then that whole thing is wrapped in puff pastry dough.

Meanwhile, the potatoes are boiling and once those are done we SMASH them (sorry this was too intense for pictures)

Once we get the dinner items in the oven we start the batter for the chocolate lava cakes

You have to separate eggs

Melt chocolate into butter

Mix in some sugar and flour

Put it in the greased cups

Have a little pink wine out of a tumbler

Snack on some sausage and cheese

FINALLY the food is ready to come out of the oven. But the wellington has to rest for 10 minutes!

But finally, its dinner time


Throw the lava cakes in the oven while eating.

If the lava cakes won't come out of their ramekins intact, that's okay, spoons work!

Matthew, do you like chocolate?

Play an enthusiastic game of Farkle to work off some calories

And round off the evening with a bit of snow

I will post the Pork Wellington recipe I used soon.