Thursday, June 12, 2008

Party Menu

After much discussion, Hubs and I have (hopefully) finalized the menu for the dinner party Saturday. It was harder than we expected to plan a complete dinner with no dairy. Fortunately, it's summer (supposedly!) so we used a fruit salad for dessert rather than the usual cake or pie. The menu might change a little depending on what we find on sale when we go shopping tomorrow, but here it is:

  • Appetizer: Fruit Salsa and Tortilla Chips (one of our friends is bringing wasabi-coated seaweed for an additional appetizer--that should be interesting!)
  • Main Course: Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Sides: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus
  • Dessert: Fruit Salad and Hummingbirds (a Jamaican mixed drink that tastes like an alcoholic smoothie--yum!)
  • After-dinner: Espresso (we received a very nice espresso machine from my aunt as a wedding present)

We went back and forth quite a bit over the main course, but settled on jerk chicken because we know our friends like spicy food, and chicken with a few spices is frugal, yummy, and easy to make. Hopefully the weather will hold--it snowed here yesterday and the mountains are still covered with white.

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