Last night we had a dinner party! Is it a party if it was just us and one other couple? I certainly think so! We hosted these guys for dinner.
I’ve got to get in a better rhythm with this blogging in real time thing. I got so caught up in the cooking and the conversation that I forgot to take pics of all of us hanging out. So, a pic of Jon and LP from this summer will have to suffice.
LP and I enjoyed a Christmas cocktail first.
(Truth be told, I started sipping on mine while cooking before our distinguished guests arrived.)
Meanwhile, the boys sipped on a little something from Santa’s Private Reserve.
I set a pretty table for the evening.
To go with the pretty table I also planned a pretty menu. Once again I turned to the Barefoot Contessa for inspiration.
Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Chicken Breasts
Barefoot Contessa’s Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts
Barefoot Contessa’s Haricort Verts e Shallot
Here’s what it all looked like.
After dinner we sipped on a little mulled apple cider
and had our funny bones tickled by a Christmas classic.
What a way to kick off the weekend!