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Chez Angela

| Back in 1999 a group of us assembled in Twain Harte for a combination housewarming and Superbowl party. And thus was born a tradition that has continued for now twelve years (Superbowl Weekend XII)! The cast of characters changes slightly from time to time, but the hard-core remain.

This year we met Chez Angela in San Carlos. She has been renovating a 1918 Dutch Colonial Revival and has made the kitchen a marvel of design and technology. Since it was deemed "functional" (which is not the same as "finished") we gave it a rigorous shake-down test.

On Saturday, Carolyn, Hal, and sons Ben and William, joined us for lunch, and a bunch of other people dropped in as well. It was Ben's 14th birthday, in observance of which, Doritos and rootbeer were served as snacks.

As usual, the main event was the preparation and consumption of copious amounts of food, beginning with Friday dinner at Pilita Mediterranean Turkish Grill in downtown San Carlos where we enjoyed supremely delicious dishes of our choice. We were joined by Don & Cindy, who attended the Pageant of the Masters with us several years ago, and Brent, who was in town for one of his gigs at the library.

We followed our usual practice of taking turns as chef de cuisine with the able assistance of sous-chefs. The result was a virtual smorgasbord of treats for the palate. (See right.)

Friday
Dinner
Pilita Mediterranean Turkish Grill
Saturday
Breakfast
Grapefruit imported from Palm Springs
French toast with blueberries
Lunch
Chili
Corn muffins Bubba
Ice-cream birthday cake
Dinner
Braised chicken and balsamic
Ice cream
Sunday
Breakfast
Nest eggs
Nosh
Sausage stuffed mushrooms
Puff pastry rollups
Dinner
Cioppino
Skillet apple pie
Monday
Breakfast
Assorted leftovers
Lunch
Whatever, wherever
Dinner
Kentucky Burgoo
Bread pudding with bourbon sauce
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Oh — almost forgot — the Saints beat the Colts to win the Super Bowl.

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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