Dinner Party for Liz (Quest)

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Kimberley, Bart, Tobias, Liz, Lynn, Milt, and me (Cindy taking photo)

I wanted to get a few friends together in honor is Liz's visit from Norway!  My original plan was a nice dinner out somewhere but my friend Milt talked me into doing a dinner party at home!  A lot of work but it ended up being a great time!  Liz made her infamous cake from Norway, called "World's Best" which was heavenly! 

I made blue cheese stuffed bacon wrapped dates and raspberry almond baked brie in a puff pastry shell for appetizers.  The dinner was from a restaurant in Belize that is included in a Belizean cookbook I brought home last year with me.  We had pork tenderloin with a maple butter rum reduction sauce, garlic green beans, and gorgozola cream au gratin yams/sweet potatoes.  I had already made coconut rum creme brulee as well.

The TBs!
  A lot of food, an even larger amount of wine and fun times with new and old friends! 

We ended up with a mini TB meet up of sorts!  Me, Liz, a newbie to the site, Lynn (Bluemountainadventure), Bart (Becroes), and Tobias who recently cancelled his TB page...boo!  HAHA.  Also were a few of my local friends, Milt and Kimberley, and one of my neighbors, Cindy. We had a really nice night and although I wanted to strangle Milt for all the stress of cooking all day, I will admit he was right...we had a much better time at the house than we would've at a restaurant. 

It's also ok cuz I will get Milt back on Thanksgiving since he's doing all the cooking for a big group of us at "orphans" Thanksgiving! :D

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Kimberley, Bart, Tobias, Liz, Lynn…
Kimberley, Bart, Tobias, Liz, Lyn…
The TBs!
The TBs!
Proof that I do cook! :D
Proof that I do cook! :D
What my table normally looks like
What my table normally looks like
Milt and Kimberley
Milt and Kimberley
Bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed …
Bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed…
Raspberry almond baked brie in a p…
Raspberry almond baked brie in a …
Liz and my neighbor Cindy
Liz and my neighbor Cindy
Gorgonzola cream au gratin potatoes
Gorgonzola cream au gratin potatoes
Milt looking fly
Milt looking fly
Kimberley, Cindy, Lynn, and Liz ta…
Kimberley, Cindy, Lynn, and Liz t…
Love Milts face! LOL
Love Milt's face! LOL
Liz and Tobias
Liz and Tobias
Liz, Tobias, and me
Liz, Tobias, and me
The beginnings of dinner
The beginnings of dinner
Me and Kimberley
Me and Kimberley
Whoo Hoo! Kimberley and I with Mil…
Whoo Hoo! Kimberley and I with Mi…
Lizs cake..yum!
Liz's cake..yum!
Getting ready for dessert
Getting ready for dessert
LOL!
LOL!
Ready for sweets!
Ready for sweets!
The TBs and Kimberley who had to l…
The TBs and Kimberley who had to …
Uhhh, Cindys candid shot! HAHA
Uhhh, Cindy's candid shot! HAHA
Milt getting dishpan hands! :D
Milt getting dishpan hands! :D
Bart and Lynn
Bart and Lynn
Slipping into a sugar coma...lol
Slipping into a sugar coma...lol
Towards the end of the night
Towards the end of the night
Recovering from the sugar coma! LOL
Recovering from the sugar coma! LOL
Milt, Lynn, and I at the end of th…
Milt, Lynn, and I at the end of t…
HAHAHA @ Milt and I
HAHAHA @ Milt and I
The last four standing!! HAHA
The last four standing!! HAHA
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