My aunt and uncle are coming to town. I haven’t seen them in about five years, as they live in a ho hum town in Ohio (isn’t every town in Ohio worthy of that attitude, though?). My uncle Ralph is my mother’s much older brother, the retired Rev. Ralph Gordon. And my aunt is a little lady named Doris who does Jazzercise and used to be a second grade teacher. Sorry, you don’t care do you? You just want to know what I’m cooking them. I know you too well. Because that’s what I’m thinking too. My mom asked me to cook for them on Wednesday, as a way to ensure she wouldn’t have to, I would come visit them too and Julia might stop by after work for the leftovers and see them as well. She’s a wise woman at times, my mother.
So here’s what I’m thinking:
Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
(Although my mom bought the fish on Monday, and according to Ben it might be bad. But then, he didn’t have a refridgerator. And why am I basing food freshness facts on him?)
Mango Salsa to go under the Mahi Mahi filets
Steamed & Sliced Carrots since they go so well with gingered-candied things
Red & Green Coleslaw I hate coleslaw but I think my mom & uncle like it. This is a recipe I found at The Splendid Table website. Who knows, maybe I’ll like it too. I have leftover red cabbage I have to get rid of.
Drop Cornbread Biscuits
For dessert I’m thinking something fruity. I’ve learned about Italian meringue and I think I might use this as an opportunity to try it to make:
Chocolate pudding and raspberries with Italian meringue