For the dinner group Brad and I hosted in February, we went with a “love theme.” It was an Italian centric menu – since it was the day after Valentine’s Day and Italians – from what I’ve heard – are known for their love and passion.
As the hosting couple, we were in charge of the main dish and we gave out assignments: appetizer, salad, dessert.
Sweethearts’ Dinner Group Menu
It was gingham and hearts and good food all around!
- appetizer – antipasto platter
- main – garlic and rosemary grilled flank steak drizzled with olive oil
- side – oven roasted potatoes, onions, and mushrooms
- salad – arugula salad
- dessert – chocolate panna cotta
This was the appetizer. Very cheesy!
The salad was peppery arugula with a light dressing – homemade of course!
Next, we made the entree – grilled flank steak. Heaven!
Everyone enjoyed the meal with wine and good conversation!
Lastly, the dessert that no one liked.
Less than 3 minutes later….
As you can see, we eat well and enjoy a night out – and don’t have to spend a lot of money. Living well on less – it’s very Go Gingham!
Are you in a dinner group? Do you host a Valentine’s Day Dinner?
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