Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Yummies: Gourmet Night!

Do you love to host dinner parties? Ever taken part in a "Gourmet Group"? About a year ago we started a gourmet group with three other couples. Essentially the way it works is each couple takes turns hosting. The host is responsible for creating a delicious menu (with recipes that you wouldn't normally cook on a that require extra time and love). The host assigns each couple with a course along with the recipe. The host is responsible for cooking the main course and each couple brings along their dish the night of the party.

Its a great way to get together with friends, enjoy delicious food and try new recipes. It also provides a full menu for your friends to have on hand in case they want to use it for entertaining with others.

Oh and of course, you can't forget the vino...each couple brings a bottle and usually we have lots of empties at the end of the night ;)

Mr. Fix-it and I are hosting this weekend. Here is our menu with the recipes if you're looking for something fresh.fabulous.sophisticated to serve to your dinner guests.

Appetizer - Marinated Goat Cheese with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

First Course - Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Main Course (Mr. Fix-it and I do this course) - Roasted Prime Rib Au Poivre, Brown Butter & Scallion Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roast Garlic Tomatoes with Garlic Chive Soft Cheese (there is no recipe for this, its in my head. Essentially you slice tomates about 1/4 inch thick. Cut "Boursin" cheese in slices and place on top of the tomatoes. Place under the broiler for a couple of minutes until melted. Yum).

Dessert - Chocolate Blood Orange Tart


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