Monday, July 25, 2011

My First Dinner Party - By Jes

Okay, this is rather embarrassing, but we have lived in this house for almost 2 years...

...and have yet to have company.


Until, that is, yesterday.

It may or may not have involved throwing everything into a closet. It may or may not have involved a crash course in dog behavior techniques. It may or may not have involved yelling at my husband. 

But we did it.

And I have documentation to prove it.

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Copious amounts of olive oil
Fresh rosemary (lots)
Fresh thyme (some)
Kosher salt
Fingerling potatoes
Colorful potato medley

Mix herbs and salt with olive oil.
Add cleaned potatoes 
(you can cut the bigger ones for most even cooking time)
Toss to coat.
Place on cooking sheet (please be sure it has a lip)
in a single layer.

Cook at 450 for 35-40 mins turning once.

My famous salad.

ppfft. yeah, right. I'm not giving you the recipe.
If I did that, I would never be invited anywhere ever again.
 why buy the cow when you can make the salad yourself? 

And I can't take credit for those 
lovely cookies.
But I can take photo credit. 
Wait, no. I can't do that either.

Thank you for sharing my first dinner party with me.

See you again in 2 years. Just kidding. Kind of.



  1. Ok I totally loved this post! I keep telling Kit we need to be more hospitable. But then I get in this weird freak out mode where everything has to be spotless. Uh no, people arent going to be looking to see if your towels are stacked symmetrically and color coordinated in the linen closet. And the husband yelling, guilty as charged. Good job though! Give yourself 2 years to recover.

  2. I'm so glad you finally did it! :)