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Sunday Dinner

Having a small dinner party on Sunday, just three other couples. I've been pouring over my numerous recipe sources, putting together the menu and battling with myself to keep from adding "just one more" appetizer or side dish. Can't let anyone leave unsatisfied!

I believe I've settled on:

Cheddar and Sauteed Apples on Brown Bread
Cranberry Salsa Dip with Cream Cheese

Soup: Onion Gratinee

Salad: Escarole and Fennel with Pears and Gruyere

Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon and Almonds
Creamed Cauliflower with Crumb Topping

Meat: Horseradish and Mustard-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Dessert: Eggnog Cream Cheese Pie, with Bourbon Cream

Was reading a hilarious old book from my collection this morning, published in 1959 that goes into great detail about how to host a dinner party, what do do if you no longer have a full-time maid in your home and must hire one for the night (summoning her from the kitchen with a discrete bell is appropriate, she should have her own uniform and serving apron but ask in advance), and lots of great colorized photographs of meatballs and gelatin molds. I may post some excerpts if I find the time (or if I wake up at 4:00am again tomorrow) because it's just hilarious stuff.


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