Thursday, August 6, 2009

summer dinner party

Tapas Dinner Party, originally uploaded by chris.staefe.

so i hosted a dinner party last night for eight of my friends and i must brag about how fantastic everything turned out! josh made his version of home made asian chicken dumplings with spicy mustard sauce (i'm so lucky the boy can cook!) and his asian slaw. i made a GIANT beet salad w/asian citrus dressing, grilled flatbread w/summer veggies & goat cheese and a blueberry cheesecake for dessert! usually, something goes terribly wrong in the kitchen when we have people over, but not this time! mostly, i'm thankful for my super fun friends and especially glad they all ventured out to the country for a perfect night filled with laughs, cocktails and great food. what's better than that?

i don't have pictures of the party as of yet (but i do seem to remember the flashes of cameras hurting my eyes during the evening...) so i found a good assortment of flickr tablesettings for your viewing pleasure. this first one isn't my kitchen, but it's a good replication of what my kitchen DID look like once everyone left! no worries, it was all worth it.....

ShedChic_pg131.jpg, originally uploaded by Chameleon Interiors.

Summer Dinner Party, originally uploaded by such pretty things.

Equestrain Dinner Party, originally uploaded by weissfoto.