08 September 2007

Dinner Parties!


Growing up I was often enraptured by the dinner parties I would see on TV. The women would cook beautiful meals dressed in stylish dresses and high heels. Their friends would come over just in time to eat the elegantly prepared meal. The men would go off into another room to sip cognac and smoke cigars while the women chatted in the LR. How the dishes got done, I don't know because you never saw anyone doing them.

Bob and I are hosting a dinner party on Sunday for two other couples new to Jefferson City. One is our neighbor across the street and the other is a teacher at his school, along with her husband. Bob is preparing pork loin that is encrusted with herbs from our herb garden, with a fresh mozzarella salad with garden tomatoes, couscous, and a root vegetable medley. I am in charge of dessert. We'll both be in khakis and white shirts, a much more casual affair than the one I described earlier. However, there is cognac and cigars planned for the guys on the covered back porch later and I am hoping to get to know the ladies better in the living room!

In the meantime, there is house cleaning to be done, shopping list to be made and executed and time for a bit of relaxation to be included. So, off to the store, and I'll share more with you later!


  1. Oh that sounds like so much fun and the food sounds wonderful. Those lucky couples will have a fabulous time. Enjoy.

  2. I think that all those TV couples must have hired maids to clean up. The dinner party sounds delightful. I have a ton of basil growing that would be great on your mozzarella salad. Too bad we don't live closer or I would give you some. And for what they charge at the store for it...It would cost less to mail you some.

    Have fun at the party. Hire a neighborhood kid to do the dishes.


  3. It was TVland. The crew had to clean up! Have a fabulous time and have an extra dessert serving for me!

  4. I think it all sounds like so much fun! Those lucky people!
    Those TV and film couples always had live in help or hired hands to do all that messy work!
    Your menu sounds so good...I know it will all be wonderful!


  5. OH wish I could come for dinner dear friend! I would love to meet you both and you know Terri...I probably would ring your doorbell and as soon as you open the door. I would be hugging you like crazy! Love you girly!

  6. Sounds like you have a fabulous evening planned.... and the menu sounds divine too!Have fun :o)

  7. Some people are meant to entertain, and some people aren't.
    I'm certainly one of those who aren't:o
    Have fun!!!


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