So I have determined a nice small dinner party is still a better deal than going out with my friends too often. The food is reliably good and the drinks are a lot cheaper. The current menu is as follows:
a couple of interesting cheeses
crackers or baguettes
some kind of dip?
Roasted pork tenderloin
Sauteed mushrooms (good on top of the pork)
Green salad (probably spinach with dried cranberries and candied nuts)
Possibly another vegetable?
Some kind of berry pie or tart since the berries are so good right now, recipe is still up in the air. Nothing fancy. Will have to investigate that Cooking Light recipe, except I can't have almonds :( but The Kitchn had something similar recently...
Ice cream to go with it
This group is less into the fancy food so I'm trying to stick with classics. I'm
a cocktail I can make a pitcher of and serve
a second side vegetable?
and a good berry pie recipe.
Does anyone have suggestions? I'm just recipe surfing right now but I need to start shopping in a day or two...