Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dinner Party for.. 10???

So Saturday (yes THIS Saturday) we are hosting our very first dinner party in our brand new appartment. This is more of a thank-you meal for Jeff's family who helped us move, and the total tally of guests comes to... 10. And I am completely freaking out.

This is the second time only that I am responsible to feed that amount of people, and this is the first time in this appartment, and his is my family-in-law, and they just happen to be extremely picky and extremely judgmental, and last time I cooked for them I was reaaaally pissed off at their meanness and purposely made the meat so spicy it made em all cry (hehe). But things are smoother now, and semi-love is in the air, and I have to make up for that.

So here is the menu I planned.

Traditional Bruschetta on Garlic Toast
Tomato/Moza/Basil Skewers

Italian Roast
Side One: Garlic Rosemary Roasted Veggetables
Side Two: Baked Potatoes topped with Sour Cream and Chives
Side Three: Ceasar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Individual Strawberry Balsamic Trifle

Im feeling pretty good about this menu, I really utilized what I had au maximum, and the cost of all this is quite low (in the 20$ range). However, I think that it is too much food, but the only thing I would take out is the ceasar salad. Its in my nature to make too much food rather than not enough, but would people want to eat all that food? What do you guys think?



  1. Mmmm! No it doesn't sound like too much food! When cooking for lots of people it's always better to risk having too much rather than not enough!

  2. Oh girl. you have a business! what's 10 people?

    puh-lease. it'll be a breeze.

    and no--DEF not too much food! Don't forget to chill drinks in the fridge beforehand have nice utensils for serving :) we had none when I hosted FOURTEEN in Jan. Yikes. Super embarrassing.

    GOOD LUCK and take photos!!