July 27, 2011 by Leanne Vogel October 4, 2017I recently had my parents over for dinner while Kevin was traveling a couple weeks ago. It’s nice to have the house to myself every once in awhile, but after a couple of weeks I tend to get a bit lonely! When my parents called me on a Monday night to ask what I was doing for dinner on Tuesday, I jumped at the opportunity to have them over. Dinner with the parents is always a challenging feat. Dad likes red meat, potatoes, and country music [best song EVER!]. Mom likes lobster, couscous and Snatam Kaur [really great artist if you like this type of music]. Saying that opposites attract sums up my parents’ relationship perfectly, and Kevin and I for that matter. Is it like that for you and your spouse too? So, how did I accommodate everyone? For appetizers, I made potato salad with a side of endive. Dads plate didn’t have any endive. Moms plate had piles of endive and little bacon bits she’d picked out of the potato salad. Dad gobbled them up though. Our main course was gazpacho served with omega croutons and turkey balls. Dad and I went to town on the turkey balls, so much so that I didn’t have any leftovers to take photographs of! And for dessert, we had vegan peppermint chocolate chip ice cream and strawberries. Mom had the bowl of strawberries, Dad and I loaded up on ice cream sprinkled with healthy toffee bits and carob chips. Dad loved the toffee so much I had to send him home with a couple of squares. Mission accomplished!
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.