I haven't hosted a dinner party in a while, so I started planning a date for a get-together.
No problem, right?
So, I changed the game plan from a sit down dinner to a cocktail party with heavy hors d'oeuvres.
Today is my day to do all the advance prep work and cooking. Tomorrow is the party.
I spent some time yesterday doing some research and planning a menu. The important elements of the menu were that it had to be simple, and of course, super tasty.
Also, I needed to be able to make most of the food a day in advance.
Here's what I came up with:
|White Bean & Caper Crostini|
|Garlic & Chive Dip|
|Baked Brie with Pecans|
|Pesto Bocconcini Crostini|
|Watermelon Feta Bites|
|Mediterranean Baked Feta with Tomatoes|
|Spicy Three Cheese Dip|
|Grilled Polish Kielbasa|
I think this is a nice mix of healthy and indulgent hors d'oeuvres.
I will serve tortilla chips with the salsa fresca, and pita chips, crackers, and sliced raw veggies with the other dips and hummus.
Sweetie is bringing the Kielbasa and the Shrimp Cocktail.
I will put out some mixed nuts as well, always a crowd favorite, as easy peasy as it gets!
Last but not least, I will be making a spiral ham. I'll put it out on a carving board with a sharp knife, a basket of slider rolls, and some good mustard.
|Amish Macaroni Salad|
Add a bowl of potato salad and a macaroni salad and that wraps things up!
A dear friend is bringing an appetizer - a surprise, but everything she makes is incredible!
And another dear friend is bringing dessert. Plus sweetie bought a wonderful apple pie.
I'm excited....and I have a ton to do today!
I guess I better get busy.