Last year my friends and I celebrated Channukah by eating ridiculous amounts of food that included latkes, potato pizza, and spin the dreidl with chocolate gilt. This year none of our Jewish friends were available but a group of us decided to just get together and eat anyway.
The menu included:
~A delicious baked pasta dish with proscuitto, spinach, and smoked mozzarella a la Giada DeLaurentis.
~Sweet potato fries with salt, pepper, and evoo.
~Homemade rolls with butter and seedless raspberry jam for spreading.
~Cooked beet salad with goat cheese (it was delicious!!!!)
~Tossed green salad with blue cheese, foccacia croutons, dried cherries, and apples.
I love impromptu dinner parties.
Admittedly, they happen every weekend with my group of friends (we are not planners!) so I really can't call them a surprise. We all just bring a dish or two and it's always a feast.
But even though these get togethers are low key they tend to be the most fun.
Seriously, if you're in Sacramento on a Sunday night come on over.
There's usually a group of us eating delicious food and a dessert made by my awesome friend, Steph.
Do you like impromptu dinners or are you a planner?
Sometimes I think planning the dinners stress me out more.