Every day meals at home. I say this every time, but seriously it's just as good (or even better) than eating out. Here are a few meals that my family and I whipped up during our week and a half stay in our Las Vegas house:
When my friends visited me in Vegas for less than 24 hours, they generously brought some gifts of wine, French baguettes, and spinach dip from Draeger's (my hometown grocery in Menlo Park). I've eaten a lot of spinach dips, hot and cold. This has not been beaten. I have yet to find a place that has a better spinach dip.
My mom's specialty that she taught to me some years ago. A thick dipping-style dressing that has creamy, bold tastes.
We used two kinds of pasta, tagliatelle and spaghetti. This is another recipe that my mom taught me, and that I now make whenever we crave it.
My brother's homemade recipe.
Eggplants and Bell Peppers.
Perfectly cooked and moist all the way through.
My mom's homemade pickled vegetables.
With bean sprounts, mushrooms, and broccoli.
My mom's specialty recipe (she has a lot of specialty recipes) for pork spareribs. Slightly sweet with some savory flavors and a lot of deliciousness.
The Wine Pairing
1995 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A well-aged, smooth Cab that paired so nicely with this meal.
Sauteed with ginger.
With bean sprouts and spinach
Greg Norman Steaks
My dad's specialty. Look at that beautiful charring!
Our classic sauce for steak. Tart, mellow, and smooth all at the same time. A perfect partner with steak.
Vegetables and rice to eat!
Perfectly charred on the outside and perfectly medium on the inside. A fantastic meal at home.