Julia Has Been Busy Cooking Again

My friend and fellow blogger, Julia Sculthorpe, from https://retirementrvdream.com/ is a FABULOUS chef! She loves to cook all kinds of delicious, exotic food from around the world. Last time she had us over for dinner, she prepared an Ethiopian Feast. An Ethiopian Dinner This time, she took us to India and the surrounding areas with her foods. She had prepared a whole host of mouth-watering delicacies for the main meal. I know she told me what everything was, but there was no way I could recite them all. So rather than try to rack my brain for names I will never remember, I will show you all she prepared for yet another fantastic feast and a delightful evening shared with friends both old and new. A picture is worth 1000 words anyway, so I will let the pictures will tell the story.

Julia had been busy prepping and cooking all day. When we arrived she had the appetizers ready and waiting for us while the main meal was roasting to perfection.

She is busy grilling the tandoori lamb. It was cooked to absolute perfection. It was so tender and full of flavor.

These were fried potato cakes make with herbs, peas and onions.

There were three dipping sauces to go with the fried potato cakes. One was a spinach and mint dip, another was a yogurt raita, and the third was a cilantro dip. Again, all three were so good and went perfectly with the potato cakes. We also used them for the main meal as well.

She also made some fried paneer and some pineapple coated with sesame seeds with a bowl of veggie chips. These are all still just the appetizers too and we were already getting full.

The table was beautifully set and filled with so many wonderful, exotic dishes. And we enjoyed them all.

As with so many Indian dishes, there were a lot of vegetables, potatoes and spices of various kinds.

Julia even made her own Naan bread too. We used the Naan bread to dip into our foods.

But we weren’t done here. No, no, no. There was still the lamb too. We ate as much as we could, and between the 8 of us, we made a good dent in all the food, but there was NO WAY we could eat it all.

I brought my Bakewell slices for dessert too. Bakewell Slices Made AtΒ Home Needless to say, we were all VERY full and very satisfied at the end of the evening.

In between courses, Larry was making friends with Nox. She likes to be included too.

Bruce and Julia, thank you ever so much for yet another fabulous evening and all the fantastic food. You are very gracious and generous hosts. Life is all about sharing it and enjoying it with good friends and good food, and we certainly did both. A Votre Sante!

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

13 thoughts on “Julia Has Been Busy Cooking Again”

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed the food! We loved having you, Larry, Pricilla, Jonathan, Courtney, and Jack over. Bruce enjoyed the wine you brought very much. The tart you brought was very yummy! (I reblogged your recipe.)

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