Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Old Friends = Gold: A Saffron-Infused Celebration Dinner

Does anyone else remember this song from their time in the Girl Scouts?!?

Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold.

A circle is round, it has no end
That’s how long I want to be your friend.

Here is my hand, and here is the other

Let’s put them together and we have each other.


When I was prepping for my Spice It Up! class this trimester, one of my best friends commented something about not really liking saffron, or not really knowing if she liked saffron. I can't remember exactly now. But it spawned me to tell her that I would cook her a saffron dinner and she could decide after that. 

So the 'old friends' part of the title is not that she is old, though we are celebrating her 41st birthday, but that she is a life-long friend of mine. We've been friends for 26 years! That's an old friend for certain.

Here are a few photos of celebrations we've had throughout the years together...




Here's what I'll be serving on Saturday...recipes and photos to follow.

Ricotta Cupcakes with a Saffron-Tomato Salsa
 Saffron-Corn Soup
 Citrus Salad with Saffron Dressing
  
Chicken B’stilla
 Meatballs in a Creamy Saffron Sauce
Saffron-Honey Glazed Root Vegetables
  
Persian Love Cake
Saffron-Cardamom Ice Cream

Saffron-Spiced Apple Chai
 Midas Touch Ancient Ale

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