Tonight was my turn to host Dinner for 8 with a group of friends from church. It was great motivation to decorate for Christmas, and a chance to spend the evening with very nice people. The Dinner for 8 meals are potluck, which I must admit was a little unsettling for me the first time I hosted. It felt strange not to be planning all of the menu details. Hmmm. . . too controlling. . . perhaps? I have now come appreciate and enjoy the simplicity of just preparing one dish for the evening.
Our menu tonight consisted of:
Shrimp wonton appetizers ~ sodas, beer, pomegranate martinis
Green salad ~ water, wines (two whites & a red)
Cassoulet & a rustic bread with garlic-paprika butter
Brownie sundaes ~ Decaf coffee
Thanks to everyone for your delicious contributions and your company!