February 6, 2011

Dinner Party

On Friday night, I hosted a dinner party for 12. I find it quite stressful cooking for a large group of people. I'm usually not worried about the presentation or taste of the food, it's more that I'm terrified of timing - planning for everything to be ready at the same time. It didn't help the situation that I tried to make a bunch of small appetizers, that required the oven (at varying temperatures) at the same time. Everyone showed up at 7:30 and I was dripping with sweat. I kept asking people if it was hot in our house, but nope, it was just me, sweating due to shear panic. I should have got drunk, then I probably would have been more relaxed, but the food may not have tasted that good!

I managed to accomplish 6 recipes on Friday night. I'm almost caught up! I started my 365 day recipe challenge on Jan 7, so I was a little behind in the kitchen.

Dinner Party Menu
Pomelo and Cashew Salad with a Lemon/Lime Dressing
Cheesy Pizza Puffs
Potato Crisps Drizzled with Olive Oil and Sea Salt served with Avocado Dip
Baked Brie with Raspberries served with Whole Wheat Bread
Shrimp Poppers
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

- Recipes to follow -

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