The Dinner Party


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The Dinner Party

It is that time of year again when Jeanette gets the urge to have a dinner party.  This happens every year around Ground Hog Day.  It becomes the family event.  There being just the two of us, I get to fully take part.

We decided to have a small dinner party, ten people.

We sent out invitations and planned the menu.

Dinner Invitation

Dinner Invitation

The day before the dinner we began putting the pieces together.  Here you see the table as it was in the process of being set the day before.  Sorry for the shaky photo.  I was in a hurry.

Table Being Set

Table Being Set

In  the kitchen, dishes were assembled for various courses.

Dessert Dishes

Dessert Dishes

These were for the dessert:   Blood Orange Panna Cotta.

Dishes

Dishes

And these were for the soup and the main courses.

Jeanette was a wizard.  As an appetizer, in addition to the normal nuts, olives, etc she made liver pâté.  Always good.

Her menu for the evening was:

Cocktails and Appetizers
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Mushroom and Cheese Lasagna
Roasted Leg of lamb with Garlic Potatoes and Haricot Verts
Blood Orange Panna Cotta

What was wonderful was the fact that it all seemed to come together without stress or tragedy.  Here you see us (Jeanette) scurrying around the kitchen doing various things.

Into the Fridg

Into the Fridg

Chopping  Vegetables

Chopping Vegetables

Our dogs were right there, too.  You know things drop on the floor from time to time.  Lancer was on top of it.

Lancer got a lick

Lancer got a lick

You know he thinks he is cute.

He Knows he is cute

He Knows he is cute

Kiko strategically hung out around her bowl.  She was on full alert.

Kikko checking out her bowl

Kiko checking out her bowl

By mid afternoon all the dishes, potatoes, lasagna, Haricot Verts and lamb  were ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

Sorry again for the out of focus shot.  We were mov’n!

The desserts were ready (my contribution).

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

And the table was set.

The Table

The Table

Everyone had a place card.  We were ready to go.

place cards

place cards

At the appointed hour our guests began to arrive, all except two who apparently forgot.  Hmmm!

The evening unfolded nicely with lively and interesting conversation.  Eventually we made our way to into dinner.  Here you see our helper, Lillian, and Jeanette plating the lasagna.  We had already enjoyed the Roasted Red Pepper soup.

Lillian and Jeanette plating Lasagna

Lillian and Jeanette plating Lasagna

A happy table

A happy table

In all, I think everyone had a nice time and enjoyed the dinner.

After dessert we made our way back into the living room and talked on for some time.  And while that was happening Lillian cleaned up the kitchen and the table and put it all away.  That made it especially nice!

Bon appetit.

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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