The only bad thing about our recent dinner group gathering was that one of the couples had to cancel at the last minute. It’s so hard coordinating all the calendars that we had to dine without the fourth couple.
There are 4-couples in our group and the hosting couple is responsible for making the entrée and choosing the main course, which sets the menu or “theme” for the evening. After choosing the main part of the meal, the host assigns the following dishes to the 3 other couples:
Sometimes the hosting couple will chose recipes for everyone to follow which forces us all to try a new recipe or perhaps make one up. Good friends plus good food always equals fun!
Our friends, Tracy and Kenton, hosted the meal at their home. They live in an older home but the inside has been completely redone (or is in the process of being redone) and is sleek and modern. They have fabulous taste and a huge kitchen where we always seem to end up.
Dinner Group Gathering – Menu
- appetizers – a cream cheesy garlic spread – a platter fruit, olives, and cheese
- salad – fennel and cabbage slaw – crunchy cabbage with a tasty dressing
- main – chicken – from Bon Appetit
- side – leeks in bacon – from Bon Appetit
- side – crispy potato cake with parsley – from Bon Appetit
- dessert – peach crisp – with crunchy oatmeal topping
Our dinner group gatherings are so tasty and delicious.
It’s best if I wear elastic waist pants when we get together!
Everything was so good – it was all cooked at home – but not in my kitchen – even better!
What I love is that we all get to enjoy good friends and good food – but we’re comfortable and rotating homes and not always entertaining at our own homes.
Of course, we all look forward to the dessert.
That’s it – frugal, fancy, and fun entertaining and enjoying. It’s very Go Gingham!
What’s your dinner group enjoying these days?
Go Gingham related links:
How to organize a dinner group – why not start one? It’s frugal, fancy & fun!
Last summer’s dinner group gathering is here and the appetizer we brought is here
Our dinner group followed Bon Appetit’s menu last fall
The last time we hosted dinner group – in between decorating seasons
Dinner group in spring – well, it felt like winter
Dinner group at Robin and Greg’s pretty house – mid-century style abounds!
The appetizer – white bean dip – brought for dinner group