A couple of weekends ago, Normy and his buds had a LAN party which means: Lame Ass Nerds party, but not really, That’s what I call it. I think it means Local Area Network, also known as WoW weekend or Diablo. Where a bunch of dudes get together and bring their PC’s or Laptops and compare who has the biggest and best computer, no not really but they do play computer nerd games together. (Sorry Normy, I had to say it).
I don’t mind it so much as I cook for them. I have cooked them food the last few times and I love it! So I feel it should be a tradition, so I will cook every time. So it’s all good that they nerd out every now and again.
This year the LAN Man party was at Kelli and Dan’s, so Kelli ordered cupcakes from me as well.
So Friday night I made the cupcakes while Normy was with the dudes.
So since I was on my own Friday I stopped at Whole Foods and got me some Sashimi Salmon for my dinner
I also got a cucumber too
and heirloom tomatoes
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Heirloom Tomatoes! LOVE!
So I made me a salad too
So I took the cucumber that I took naughty pictures with and peeled it and sliced it up, like so…
Then I took the 2 heirloom tomatoes and washed them and took a picture
Then I sliced them and arranged the sliced cucumbers and tomatoes and put them on a plate. Then I squeezed the juice of one lemon over them and sprinkled salt and pepper over them and chopped up 4 green onions/scallions and sprinkled that over them too.
and you have a cucumber, Heirloom tomato salad
Then I sipped Champagne while I baked
A PERFECT Jamie Night!
I was up till about 3AM baking and cooking.
Then the next morning (Saturday) I got up and made Normy and me Breakfast (will post that recipe after this one) and then started cooking for the big dinner at Kelli and Dan’s.
Of course I made Pioneer Woman Recipes, because well they are THE BEST! and they make people and their tummy’s happy!
and I made two Pork Roasts because I had to feed 10 people!
The pork cooked all day
So then I ended up adding both to one pot to finish cooking. Which I should have done from the start, but didn’t think they would fit. But I only wanted to have to carry one pot to Kelli’s instead of two.
made the slaw in the morning so it could sit all day too
So I have been wanting to make Pioneer Woman’s Mac and Cheese and I thought this would be the perfect time to make it!
but not just Macaroni and cheese but Fancy Macaroni, it has BACON!