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Dinner Party TONIGHT!: Part 2

We arrived home Sunday afternoon from a fun and busy San Diego weekend, and after dropping Brad off at Palm Springs airport, I went straight back to party planning mode and picked up my butterflied pork roast, fennel, cheese, olives and figs from Bristol Farms. OK, then I took a 45 minute power nap, and began cooking again.

Sunday night:

Babbo breadsticks
another batch of thyme-honey-lemon sorbetto
The taralli are done, 'cause I made them last week!

Monday: I did the bulk of the work yesterday so I won't be tired for the actual dinner!

CLEAN HOUSE!!!
Trader Joe's shopping
Albertson's shopping
Bake cake layers
Make sformato/defrost pesto
Defrost lasagnas in fridge
Take out all serving pieces/dishes/glasses/silverware/napkins
Polish silver ice cream spoons and espresso spoons for sorbetto
cut melon
make caramel sauce
make caramel buttercream-marscapone frosting
fig reduction sauce
decorate tables
stuff frozen lemon shells with sorbetto
assemble cake

Tuesday:

stuff roast
stuff figs
make polents
carrots
mini-caprese
wrap melon with prosciutto
make salad dressing
prep salad
set tables
cook roast
put out antipasti/taralli/olives
arrange flowers
water/wine

Wish you were coming! Buon Appetito! I promise to take photos of everything!


Comments (4)

teaberry:

Palma, I love it when you get into organization-mode. It's like poetry in motion! Have a wonderful party.

Wish I were there! I miss Palma's cooking....

WOW, I wish I was coming! Sounds delish!!!

sandrac:

I love that menu! Hope you have a wonderful time!

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