One of the more fun things I get to do every couple months is invite my daughter Jill, and several of her co-workers to my house for lunch. Jill has worked for many years at Franklin Templeton, here in the Greater Sacramento Region. The offices are close to my home.
Today, I cooked up a pot of Asian Chicken Noodle Soup, and created a platter of several items I thought they might enjoy – (1) Spicy Meatballs – (2) Rice with Candied Walnuts, Carrot and Cranberry – (3) Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts and Pineapple Slices with Blue Agave Nectar, Ginger, Cinnamon.
I used banana leaves from our local KP International Market, to decorate the bed of the platter. This provided a slightly tropical feel.
Island tunes from the beloved sounds of Hawaiian ukulele player Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, played softly in the background. Although this gentle giant lived a mere 38 years, he left behind an enduring memory for his fans.
I make no secrets - Once everyone returned to work, I had a really long napJ