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Dinner Group

Last night was my first time hosting our dinner group. About a year ago our dinner group formed with a total of 4 couples and the idea that we would each host a dinner once a year. So each quarter we get together for big feast. The host picks a theme and does the main course, the other couples rotate between bringing appetizer, dessert and cheese course. It works amazingly well.

So, for my turn I picked a Tuscan theme and did ravioli in a sage butter sauce for the first course and Judy’s Pollo al Mattone for the second course along with spinaci and white beans. One couple brought a beautiful plate of appetizers (including an amazing thing with figs that had me begging for the recipe). Another couple brought a gorgeous fig tart for dessert and another couple brought the cheese platter (complete with little banners and detailed descriptions of the cheeses!). The thing is, we had such a good time eating and socializing that we pretty much failed in the act taking any pictures of the food.


I did manage this photo as I was setting the table that somewhat shows the mannikins I used as place cards. The mannikins had little photos of each guest taped to the face, and they held a little candy box. People enjoyed putting the mannikins in various poses throughout the night, and the fun and conversation went well past midnight.

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The dinner sounds wonderful, and your table is really FUN!

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