Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some Meals Are Too Good Not to Share!

So I gotta brag about this meal I got to eat last week. My dad promised to make me a special meal for my birthday, and boy did he pulled out all the stops. Seeing as how I can no longer share this meal with you, I'll "share" this meal with you on my blog instead. He started by digging into his freezer to retrieve the New Mexican Green Chile he's been hiding since last winter. From this he made a pulled-pork green chile stew in the dutch oven.

Then he fried some veggies in a wok (peppers, zucchini, and corn)

Next he grilled some shrimp....
...and added them to the salad made from his home-grown lettuce.

Drew opened some wine in anticipation:

Even Nikki started to sense something good was about to happen!

Then my dad started to really get serious. He grilled some chicken drumsticks...

...and then thawed out the last bit of the mole I brought back from Oaxaca! 

This really surprised me. I did NOT expect to be eating chicken drumsticks covered in mole negro. My taste buds start to tingle: 

Oh yeah, and I got a haircut. Drew became overwhelmingly excited -- here he is losing his mind while setting the table: 

Here's the spread in it's entirety. How splendid!

Very excited Sam:
My plate:

Emily dives into the mole like a pro.
What a meal! Thanks dad for my birthday dinner!


sixtothe20 said...

Wish I coulda been there.

Boss Mafia said...

That is one bad ass meal! You didn't save any for me? Geez, I'm hurt... the Boss Mafia is coming for you, man!