couples dinner party =)

My friends and I are doing a couples dinner party in august. I will be doing all the cooking, but it will be hosted at my friends house since she is more centrally located. I need appetizer ideas (something super easy) and dessert ideas, perferably something I can make the day before. I'm considering cheesecake? No chocolate though, one of my friends hate it....dont get me started ;)


I plan on making 40 clove garlic chicken with champagne asparagus risotto.

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm
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What is the 40 clove garlic chicken?? Sounds yummy!
Posted on June 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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ooo, i love this idea...couples dinner - my friend and i were just talking about that today. like having a dinner club and rotating at each other's houses.


anyways, i love this bruschetta recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Double-Tomato-Bruschetta/Detail.aspx i think it'll go well with your garlic chicken and risotto (which sounds soo yummy!)


as for a dessert - cheesecake sounds yummy...

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm
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38chi....my DH's parents have a "dinner group" and that's what they do....every month, one couple hosts and everybody brings something....they end up skipping the summer months though, because everybody is so busy....

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 7:13 am
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thx jackie - will keep that in mind!

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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dani- here is the recipe, its one of my favs!! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-with-forty-cloves-of-garlic-recipe/index.html


38chi-i love bruschetta, think thats what ill make, thanks!!


Jackie- I wish some of my friends cooked! lol. Im doing all the work!

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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well, maybe this would make them learn, jess!  (or will they just order food?!)

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 7:33 am
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Thanks for the link Jess, I've book marked it:)

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 11:49 am
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lol, jackie- I was cooking at my bffs house and actually had to call in advance to see if she had a can opener! Too bad I forgot to ask if she had pans =( it was difficult lol


dani-try it, its amazing!!!

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm
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I love couples dinner parties! I would suggest something simple like what you're doing - bruschetta...or you could do a variety of toppings like olive tapenade and maybe some antipasto? Another option is to buy those tiny filo pastry cups and fill them with yummy stuff like spinach and cream cheese..or carmelized onions..mhmm.


For dessert - how about a fruit trifle? It's light..summery..and something that can be made in advance :)

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:50 am
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hehehe...every time i think of a trifle i think of the friend's episode where rachel puts meat in her trifle by accident!  ha!

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 6:46 am
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Bwaaa beatie! I totally remember that episode:) LMAO

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 7:55 am
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hahaha, I'm afraid that IS what will happen if I let them bring dessert ;)

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm
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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/stuffed-mushrooms-recipe/index.html


 


I use this recipe all of the time and people are always asking me to make them...soo yummy

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

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