Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:17 AM
BTW... this is my first time reading about the "Dinner Party or Parties, rather," topic, and wow!! There is challenge.. Perhaps I should team up with Barbara and do more dinner parties! ! or some "Tasting Parties"!
Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:57 PM
Dinner for eight:
verduras en escabeche (spicy pickled carrots, celery, cauliflower, young onions, garlic scapes, jalapeños, baby squash, Asian radish, baby golden beets)
guacamole and chips
tres salsas: serrano and roasted tomato; roasted tomatillo and poblano; tomato and red chile adobo
Herencia tequila blanco
Monte Alban mezcal
sopes de lengua (twice-cooked Eco-friendly veal tongue; refried beans; jicama slaw; radishes) in homemade masa boats
herb-brined, cherrywood smoked free range turkey
scratch-made molé negro de Oaxaca
semi-homemade tortillas (made with home-ground commercial dried nixtamal)
meyer lemon cheesecake with mulberry marble, whipped cream and mulberry coulis
Hell or High Watermelon
Selection of fruit brandies and armagnac
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:43 PM
It has been a long time since I had the stamina to put in the hours in the kitchen for a dinner party. (A year ago I couldn't stand up for more than 15 minutes at a time.) So being able to do a blow-out meal was a testament to the hours of rehab I have put in and a vast improvement in my circumstances.
I wouldn't even know where to start putting on a dinner party like this, and I haven't anything near your excuse. Congrats on the rehab and many happy meals to come!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:32 PM
It was great for me as the hostess, because I didn't have to spend hours planning and shopping and prepping - I just bought some beer and wine and was able to actually have fun with my guests. And I figure, everyone hangs out in the kitchen during parties anyway, so why not put them to work? I love the fact that I could repeat the concept next week with totally different people and have a totally different experience.
Betty Thurber Rhoades
Food lover, triathlete, marathoner, and cock-eyed optimist!
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