A few weeks ago, Mark, one of my bosses, asked me to make him dinner for his birthday. Of course, I agreed and shortly after began planning and testing out ideas. Originally I was thinking steak or fish with risotto and some sort of green veggie. I decided on butternut squash risotto and when my ideas for fish and steak didn’t work out, dh suggested that I make a roasted, glazed sausage dish that I’ve been making for years. After pondering the idea for a few moments, the meal came together. I would make the sausage and then to tie all the fall flavors together, I would garnish with some sauteed apples.
Dan, made his specialty, key lime pie. Which was absolutely mouth-watering, as usual.
So for nearly a week, Dan, Doug (my other boss), and I kept the menu a secret from Mark, that is until the yummy smells were wafting from his kitchen.
Baby Spinach Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Glazed Italian Sausage and Sauteed Apples
Key Lime Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream, Lemon Curd, and Chocolate Sauce
Between the food, the liquor, and they good company, we definitely enjoyed!