Red Table

Next stop, the main course: Dinner for 32

At about 9 p.m., the party moved to the second house. The hosts transformed their dining and living room into a red holiday wonderland. Three tables were set so we could enjoy a perfect sit-down dinner.

Many helped in the preparation of the meal. The menu for the main dish portion of the progressive party (*= recipe included. See link for selected "Progressive party recipes" below) consisted of:

  • *Stuffed pork roast tre colore (stuffed with roasted red peppers, spinach, and mozzarella cheese)
  • Shrimp scampi
  • Pasta with sautéed broccoli rabe
  • Roasted potatoes
  • French string beans
  • Asparagus
  • *Cauliflower au gratin
  • Baskets of bread
  • *Salad with fruits, nuts, and blue cheese, with honey Dijon dressing.

Many people helped to clean up after the main course. That way, the hosts didn't get stuck cleaning the dishes for 32 people!

Next, it was on to dessert and dancing.