Friday, March 5, 2010

Planning for a Dinner Party

This has been pushed back so many times, I'm just so happy we've actually found a time to do this. First it was a holiday dinner, then it was a Valentine's dinner, now it's just a screw it, we're having a fancy dinner! Two of our favorite couples are coming over because they "want to eat in my dining room." Haha. So here is my planning process for the evening.

  • Clean during the day- luckily with the challenge just ending, it's simply maintenance
  • Make the grocery list

  • Grocery Shop
  • Prep as much of the food as possible
  • Set the table
  • Swipe of the 1/2 bath
  • Clean up as much of the kitchen as possible
  • Dinner starts at 7pm

Cheese, Grape & Cracker Tray (on my new cheese board!)

Caesar Salad with Crunchy Homemade Croutons & Freshly Grated Parmesan

Main Course:
Filet Mignon with Herb Blue Cheese Butter (what else?? haha)
Sour Cream Smashed Red Potatoes

Individual Black Forest Upside-Down Cakes

Hopefully it will be a raving success! I'm excited to use our china again, so I'll be sure to post lots of photos, assuming I remember. I'm awful at remembering that in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Have you had a successful dinner party recently? Any great tips for the readers out there? Share them in the comments!


  1. OH man....we need to become better friends. : )
    I at least need to make friends with people who have dinner parties...

  2. I love your blog and gave it an award today on my blog. Check it out!

  3. Ok, you HAVE TO post (or just email ME!! lol) the recipe for the Personal Black Forest Upside-Down Cakes. My mouth is watering!!


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