Saturday, October 31, 2009

Menu Week 8

This week's menu:

Parmesan-crusted chicken
Lemon fusilli with arugula
Green beans

Frozen berries in white chocolate

see you sunday at 6pm!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weeks 1-6

Chambers Family Dinner has definitely changed our Sundays. Whereas before we simply laid about and bemoaned the coming workday, we now measuredly challenge the day looking ahead to the mystery of our open dinner. We don't ask for RSVPs, so we never know who's going to show up until they walk in the door. Which is an exciting thing....and makes us really happy whenever someone DOES walk through the door.

I'm trying to keep my expectations open, so that on that Sunday when no one arrives, i'm not disappointed. So far that hasn't happened. We've had dinners ranging in size from 3 to 12, ages from 17 to 64, and guests ranging from out-of-town family to people we meet when they arrive. Each week's 6-8:30pm is different. Some quiet, some loud, some hilarious, some more serious. We talk a lot about our dogs....especially since we don't have kids yet to tell stories about. One day.

As this tradition continues we hope that it changes and grows along with us. I hope that I have to start cooking for 15 instead of 10, and then maybe 20. I hope that our friends meet other friends and go on to be friends in their own right. We hope that people feel refreshed and encouraged by the brief time on Sundays. And we hope you'll join us sometime soon.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


No chambers family dinner this week since brian and i will be out of town....
see you next Sunday at 6pm!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Menu Week 6

Crostini - bruschetta with a kick

Beef Bourguignone (really fancy word for a dish with beef, bacon, and red wine)
Zucchini/yellow squash saute

Dessert - banana cake

Friday, October 16, 2009

Poblano and chicken tostadas from another evening. I didn't make the salsa.

Summer Fruit Crostata from last week.....
Every dinner is made from scratch, i actually made this pastry dough!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Week 5 Menu

This week we're firing things up!

Teriyaki pork tenderloin
Risotto milanese
Grilled asparagus
Spicy & sweet carrots

Summer fruit crostata for dessert....

Week 4

Talk about jumping to the big leagues!
My (Leah) family surprised us for our Sunday dinner, making it a great group of family, regulars, and newbies. Pictures to follow.....

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Week 4 Menu

Appetizers a la Brian Alan Chambers
Shrimp Scampi
Glazed Carrots
Garlic Bread
dessert: TBD

Hope to see you here! Sunday at 6pm....