A couple of months ago, I had written about a birthday lunch prepared by Ivelisse, a Kitchensurfing chef. I really loved her food, so when I started working on-site for a client last week for a three-week project, I contacted her to make me dinners. I wanted food that I could just heat up and eat since I was too tired to make a meal when I got home. (It's been a little tough adjusting to a regular workday schedule when I'm so used to working on a flexible schedule from home. Boo hoo, poor me.)
I had a budget of $130 and Ivelisse made me four dinners, all in generous portion sizes. She made the food in her kitchen and delivered it, neatly packaged and labeled, to my apartment. There was enough food that I invited my friend Alia over for dinner one night. We hadn't seen each other in a while and there was much to catch up on.
What we ate:
- Mexican rice
- Black beans
- Pastelitos (empanadas)
- Mexican lasagna
Aside from what we ate, Ivelisse also made me Mexican chicken soup and chicken in mole sauce. Her chicken with mole is SO GOOD and I've been bringing it to work in bento boxes. She also threw in a slice of cherry cheesecake, which, like everything she made, was delicious.
Two forks, and we each picked an end to start. Cutting into the cake with a fork, I oohed over all the different layers inside. Alia and I had about 5 bites each before we figured out the fruit was pineapple, which added to the sweetness of the cake, but thankfully, the cake wasn't overly sweet. We really enjoyed it. It's a small cake, but the portion size was perfect after our big meal.
//Gossip for 2 courtesy of Mille-feuille.//
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