Having read the book we made some changes, did well at some concepts and struggled with others. Here's the skinny...
Guests: 2 (sister missionaries for our church)
Date: Mother's Day 2011
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Roasted Garlic Potatoes & Onions (using this recipe, but adding whole cloves of garlic)
Mixed Fruit Shortcakes
|The girls playing in the yard with the Sister Missionaries before dinner.|
- We realized (too late) that some of our fresh strawberries had acquired mold. We grabbed some frozen blueberries from our freezer, ran them under warm water to thaw and added them to our berry mix. Crisis averted.
- We also had a mishap with the potatoes not being near done when it was time to eat. No apologies, we just laughed and said it was part of a second course.
What we can work on:- We did not remove all toothpicks from the Chicken Cordon Bleu, so we warned our guests to watch for them. One of our guests (bless her heart) was trying to remove a toothpick and her entire chicken cordon bleu flew off of her plate and landed on the floor! Note to self: Instead of using standard toothpicks to hold cordon bleu together, try longer skewers that WE can remove more easily before serving.
- Much like last month I realized we maybe should always have two veggie options on the table (something my mother always did) since one our guests did not like asparagus. Plus, we would eat more veggies, right?
We're doing better and better as each month passes!
When did you last entertain?