December dinner: red and green

Our final monthly dinner of 2013 ended up getting delayed. With holidays, travel, and end-of-semester grading, it was just too busy to fit in a day of cooking and prep. So we decided that the best thing to do was to simply have our December dinner in January.

The colors were red and green, an easier task than some previous months. E laid out a nice table.

Christmas colors in January

Christmas colors in January

We started with a salad of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green and red pepper.

Red and green salad

Red and green salad

Our main course was baked salmon. I made a fresh relish of finely chopped green and red peppers and red onion with cilantro and parsley. We had green beans along with the fish.  We drank a locally-made cranberry wine with dinner.

Salmon and green beans

Salmon and green beans

For dinner I made strawberry soup using strawberries we picked last summer.

Strawberry soup.  I think I messed up the recipe a little bit, but it was still good

Strawberry soup. I think I messed up the recipe a little bit, but it was still good

And so ends the year of color-themed dinners.  2013 was a particular challenge and I’m ready for something a little more flexible in 2014, but I still had great fun doing it.  I think the best month was July, but every month had something going for it.

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