Monday, March 22, 2010

Birthday Dinner Party

My lil sis came in town on Friday for spring break and for her belated birthday we celebrated by hosting a dinner party for 9 of her friends.. A great group, a delicious menu and some champagne = a pretty good night :)

Appetizer: Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives-
These are becoming an app staple around my house. They are crispy, delicious and EASY!

Now time for the four course dinner- we set one of these menus on each place setting:

Course 1: Butternut Squash Soup.

I've mentioned this yummy soup before. Simple and warm, it was the perfect starter for this dinner party...

Course 2: Spring Mix with dried cranberries, goat cheese, pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette.

Any Deweys lovers out there will recognize this delicious salad. Can't get much better than this.

Course 3: Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin over Creamy Orzo
Marinated for hours and roasted until just pink, this pork was packed with flavor and went perfect over the creamy orzo.

A few guests having a good time!

and someone just wishing someone would drop something...

Ended with a delicious double chocolate torte, brought by one of the guests and it rounded out the dinner (and the night) perfectly....yumyumyum.. happy birthday emily!!

Followed by a 90s music dance party that lasted until 3:30am, this is what the next morning looked like in our living room after a little lunch..... can you spot a little black doggie...even she was totally zonked from all the fun..

Thanks everyone for a great night!

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