|This giant magnolia bloom from the tree in front of our house.|
We had such a fun party the other night. I don't have the greatest pictures but the idea was fun and wanted to share. On Wednesday I emailed out about 14 invitations for a last minute casual Cavihour for Friday night. "Please join us on Friday night from 6-8 for champagne and caviar, and if you can stay later, we'll be serving Chinese Chicken Salad at 8." I know, don't tell me that none of it goes together, certainly not the casual with the champagne, and not the caviar with the chicken salad, but it did somehow manage to work out well! Since it was last minute only 14 people could come, but everyone stayed late and laughed and had a good time.
With the caviar I served creme fraiche, finely chopped egg and green onion. I had toast points too but everyone preferred the caviar on the sweet potato chips. Those chips are such a big hit every time I serve them. Here's how to make them. It's strange I know, but not everyone likes champagne, so we also set up a small bar and had sparkly water too. I have no pictures of the Chinese Chicken Salad but ended up setting up the buffet in the kitchen and people served themselves and sat around the house, in the living room and around the dining room table, very casual. For dessert I made shortbread with gluten free flour and it was every bit as good as the original. I've updated the recipe to include the gluten free version. We also had a large platter of fruit and cheese and a big bar of chocolate to share.
You know I love to have people over, and I usually love all the prep work, but sometimes I don't have enough time. It's nice to be able to throw an easy peasy party that doesn't require a lot of preparation. And really, it's all about getting people together, isn't it?
PS. I had to add Captcha word verification on my comments section. I was getting bombarded with spam which has been growing over the last few months until finally I couldn't keep up with it. I'll take it off in a bit and see if the junk has settled down. I hope you'll still comment, I love hearing from you!