Monday, March 26, 2012

A spring, outdoor dinner party

Erik and I hosted a laid back outdoor dinner party on Saturday.  We had wonderful weather, 72 degrees and sunny.  Hanging out on our deck, I was reminded, once again, how much I love MN springs and enjoying every moment of it in our backyard.  I also realized that while it is totally possible, hosting a dinner party with a new baby is a lot of work.  I was exhausted by the end of the night!  It was worth it though, and I think Juliet loves being outdoors with friends as much as we do.

On the menu:

Drinks
Sangria, wine and whiskey (for the boys)

Appetizers
Two kinds of crostini: caprese bruschetta and white bean with thyme
Cheese and crackers

Main course
New York strip steaks
Garlic mashed potatoes
Asparagus

Dessert
Lemon orange chiffon cake  (this cake is amazing, perfect for spring).  I am doing a full post on the cake tomorrow so stay tuned!










Our fabulous guests!  Libby and Summer snuggled with Juliet as I ran back and forth from the deck to the kitchen, prepping food.  I did get to sip a glass of Sangria and it was delicious.

7 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome time! Pretty impressive menu for having a new baby. All of the food looks delicious!

    Katie

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  2. I love spring,mainly because its usually our summer(weatherwise)here in Ireland LOL! Definately going to try this lemon cake,my family are lemon cake buffs :)

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  3. It was a fun Saturday and I loved hanging out with the girls while the boys golfed! The food was yummy...I ate too much bread as usual!

    Libby

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  4. What a great day and a great menu!
    ~Donna~

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  5. Looks fabulous and what a lovely menu! xo

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  6. I love your post! Thank you!! We linked to it from our blog :-)

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