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The Great 8 Gathers…Our First Dinner Party!

Our First Dinner Party Wow, 19 years ago this month we gathered for our first dinner party. We started as a “gourmet” group; but since none of us are trained chefs, it soon turned into more of a foodie group. And what fun we’ve had! When we started we were not friends, more like acquaintances. The four of us ladies were volunteering at our kids’ school, working on the same fundraiser and in our kids…

’60s Sitcoms TV Dinner Party

As a child I wanted to be a character like the genie in “I Dream of Jeannie” and fall in love with a handsome astronaut whom I’d eventually marry. Or I wanted to strike it rich like the Beverly Hillbillies and move from hillbilly country to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Lighthearted comedies of the ’60s are still some of the most watched programs on television today, so one evening I had an idea for our next Great…

Great Eight FriendsGiving

What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, Friendsgiving became the theme! Thanksgiving with each other!

Celebrating Many Years of GREAT FOOD, GREAT FRIENDS and GREAT FUN! Our Gr8 dinner one year was in November. Although we have had November dinners in the past, Thanksgiving had never been a theme. Joel and I decided a Thanksgiving dinner was in order. What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, “Great Eight Friendsgiving” became our theme! The next step was to create a way to invite our Gr8 friends…

Heart of the Artichoke Dinner Party

It’s no surprise to my friends and family that I love cookbooks! I can never have enough! It’s the section I go to first at a bookstore. Every Christmas, Phil asks me to give him a list (gotta love that, right?!). And every year there’s a particular cookbook (or more than 1) on the list! And “Santa” delivered one year with David Tanis’ latest cookbook. Joy to the World! I’m pretty picky when…

Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme… Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years! As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu…

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