It’s Wednesday, and all I am thinking is what the heck was I thinking booking a dinner party for 8 on a week night?!?! What the HECK? I have 3 couples arriving between 6:30 and 7 tonight and I work until 5pm!!! What the HECK? Fortunately, I have the greatest husband in the world and he helped me prep last night. Table is set, food is ready to be cooked, and the fireplace is ready to be lit. Oh, did I mention I have an 8am meeting in Mississauga with a new client on Thursday? What the HECK?
Because the dinner party sort-of ballooned to 8, I am keeping it simple: 3 courses only (I’m thinking I’d love to throw in a soup course, but it ain’t gonna happen so late in the game – plus JT would kill me).
Munchies: Cheddar shortbread and Cheese sticks
Beginning: Bloody Mary Shrimp in Chinese Spoons (Epicurious Recipe), I generally modify to suit – this photo is mine! – I use whole shrimp with tails on, presentation is much nicer! You can also do this in shot glasses, resting the shrimp on the rim! Yum!
Middle: Beef tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce, horse radish whipped potatoes, green beans with onion confit
End: Molten chocolate cake (really really easy – Michael Smith recipe from FoodTV.ca) , cherry sauce and irish cream whipped cream and coffee/tea.