what's so great about a dinner party?
to quote a friend, "EVERYTHING!"
catching up on your friends lives
food is healthier when prepared with love (and from scratch)
you linger at the table, and enjoy the food and the experience more
you can create a diverse guest list (6 is a good number) - do it lots and mix up all your friends!
it's slow and relaxing
making a meal becomes fun again (invite one or some or all to come early and help you prepare)
awakens awareness of manners and etiquitte
watch, next we'll all start corresponding through letter writing... (i don't think that would be a bad thing! when was the last time you got a real letter?)
let's slow the world down
take the dinner party challenge! all it takes is your favorite recipe or two, your best dishes on the table and a few phone calls. you can do it!
this week's menu:
cheese stuffed mushrooms (blue cheese is nice and mild in these, yet exotic)
french bread with oil and vinegar
main (all homemade except for the pasta which came from the little italian shop)
fun mini lasagna noodles
white grape and pear juice - looks good in my wine flutes
specialty coffees with whipped cream and flavor sprinkles
Last week's menu:
French onion soup for starters
Roast beef in the crock pot, roasted potatoes, gravy, vegetables in cheese sauce
Grandma's butterscotch drop recipe for dessert