Stressed but well worth it!
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I always love the idea of entertaining and feeding my friends. I guess it's just the asian in me to want to ensure all my friends are perfectly satiated. But everytime I start planning a dinner party - I fluctuate between feeling very happy and very stressed. I had originally planned this little feast after sybil returned from Spain because she was raving about a shrimp dish (gambas pil pil) that she had and I told her I would try to make it for her. It was supposed to be maybe 4 - 6 people, but as time wore on, the guest list grew to about 15 people! The menu included:
Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
Gambas Pil Pil
Blue Crab dip with veggies
Flank Steak with corn salsa
Spaghetti with almond pesto
Tuscan pork loin
The day before the dinner, I took a 1/2 day off work just so I could go to several different stores and start prepping my place for the party.
On the day of the party, I had the brilliant idea of jogging for 3 miles in the morning. (Stupid, I know) I spent the rest of the day limping around my house cooking.
The rest of the night was filled with wonderful conversation and laughter. I do love seeing my different groups of friends mix and having a good time. But more importantly, I simply love my friends.