Friday, October 15, 2010

Dinner Party

In my old guest cottage, I entertained all the time. Since I moved into this apartment, I just haven't had anyone over. My good friends Hoby and Christina have invited me for countless dinner parties and out to dinner, so I promised them a dinner this month. We added Ricky to the list because he is usually the 4th in our group. Of course, how would I have known it would be crazy at work and not give me much time to prepare...



First, tidy up my apartment..always a chore when you run a business out of your home..not quite "realtor ready" as I like to say, but good enough..


Christina is an amazing cook and even has a blog where she writes about her and Hoby's dinner parties. She also writes a column for the Miami New Times about food. Nothing like pressure to serve up something fabulous. My schedule did not permit, so I did the best I could. I got yummy snacks-I did chop up some vegetables to go with my spinach dip and had small pitas with hummus. Since we are in October, I added candy corn and some chocolate covered raisins in bowls to sit around. While I was getting ready, I made brownies for dessert and then finished tidying up.


So while I was stressing about what to serve, she apparently was stressing about what to bring...she ended up making yummy nuts and wrapped them with an adorable serving dish that we filled right away. She wrote about the nuts here.


For dinner, I ordered 3 different chop chop dishes from Chicken Kitchen, a favorite local chicken restaurant. To my serious surprise, they had never had it before! Ricky and I used to meet up there for lunch, so I knew he was good with my cheating dinner choice. It was delicious and so was dessert. I made Hobitinis for everyone..and after several of them, things got a little interesting..


These two are just double trouble. They can't be with each other long before they start up. I was screaming "watch the furniture"!!!!


A very fun night.now that my apartment is super clean, I might have another dinner very soon!

5 comments:

Christina_S said...

It was a great dinner, so much food, so much laughter. And the brownies were amazing(need that recipe!)...I still feel ill after eating one too many...

Her Preppiness said...

Everything looked great.

CDS said...

Very fun!!!

Preppy 101 said...

What a fun evening!! I love your wall of bookcases. Are they build-ins or free standing? Darling apt! xoxo

kp said...

Preppy 101-they are from Ikea! It is 4 Billy Bookcases-the two middle ones have doors. I think they are $39/each and the doors are $45 each door. They are all attached to my walll. I love them!