Dinner Party Success

Last night Dave and I broke in the new table and chairs with our first dinner party.  We have been talking about this since before we even bought the condo.  But first we knew we wanted to get settled in and have a proper table and chairs to serve people at and better living room furniture so people could sit comfortably after the meal.  Well, all our furniture arrived a couple weeks ago and we wasted no time getting a dinner organized.  

Our first guests were our Pastor, Dan, and his wife Caryn, whom we have known for over 4 years now, as well as our friends Brian and Shannon. Brian was very helpful with all the design work (invites, menus, etc.) for our wedding.  This was a little thank you dinner for all their hard work and it went smashingly. 

On the menu:

Main: Sage and prosciutto wrapped chicken, salad with a honey-maple dressing (both from Keys to the Kitchen) and maple roasted Kabocha squash (Looney Spoons Collection).

Bread: Walnut rosemary sea salt (from Pure Bread)

I totally forgot to get a picture before we started eating, but I think you get the idea.

Dessert: Cranberry-Apple Custard Pie (Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook…more on this one soon)

I can’t tell you how delicious this dessert was.  I had never made a vanilla custard before, but it turned out amazing.  And I think I managed the best pie crust I have ever made.  It was light and flakey.  Oh, I could have ate this all day!  

Graciously, our guests left us two pieces to finish off today.

It was a really fun night and dinner went off without a hitch.  The only disappointment was that our plan to sleep in the next day was ruined by the fire alarm going off at 7am, pulling the whole building out of their slumber and on to the cold street.  What a wake up!

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