Painting our entire main floor meant that we had to put hosting on hold for a few weeks. But now we’re enjoying the main floor’s new look and are excited about hosting a lot during the fall!
A good friend from church came to hang out with us on Sunday night; one of our housemates and his sweet girlfriend joined us as well. We consumed a lot more peanut butter cookies than was probably advisable, drank a lot of iced tea, and laughed a lot.
I’m excited that we can use our dining rom again and am looking forward to all of the fun times in store this fall!
Chairs around the table – 5
Main dish – Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar Marinade
2 lbs chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 white wine
2 tbl. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. dried cilantro (or fresh cilantro sprigs)
1 tsp. fresh basil leaves
1 tsp. pepper
Place the chicken in a glass bowl. Whisk the marinade ingredients thoroughly and then pour over the chicken. Fork the chicken a few times then cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Pour all of the contents of the bowl into a baking dish and bake at 365 degrees for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
Side dish – Rice and roasted spaghetti squash with carrots.
Salad – Green Salad with Mushrooms, red bell peppers, sliced almonds, and Balsamic Dijon-mustard dressing
Drink – Iced Sweet Orange Tea
Dessert – Peanut Butter Cookies
Guests Brought – Wine