It comes as a surprise that after sweating and cooking over a hot stove for dinner, the guests would come in en masse and thank me for a wonderful dinner. Despite being smothered in the heat, my neck hairs stood up as each guest shook my hand to say they never had anything like the dinner I just served...sniff, sniff.
The menu was
Grilled marinated vegetable salad with balsamic vinaigrette
French onion soup
Broiled Pork Chops with truffled yam and sweet mushroom soy sauce
Pears poached in cranberry and honey