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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…

Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa

In 2013 we decided that each of us would pick our favorite chef or cookbook and that would be the theme of our Gr8 Dinner. My dinner was the first one of the year and I did not have to think twice about my choice of chefs. With Gr8 excitement, I decided it would be “Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa.” She is by far my favorite chef. I love her simple style, her composure and her recipes.  Well of…

Pigskin Classic

This may be stating the obvious…but if you’re looking for a party theme that will get “the guys” attention, and a theme the gals would enjoy as well…sports may be a good place to start. Having said that, Jurga and I were planning our Great 8 dinner party for the first Saturday of September which just happened to be opening day of the college football season. Hmm? What do you think the…

Nantucket Clambake Dinner Party

Our Nantucket Clambake Dinner Party might be one of my favorite Gr8 Dinner themes yet. (Although it’s hard to say…most of our Gr8 Dinners are such fun!) One of my best friends lives on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. It’s such a beautiful spot. The island is not large, but there are lots of beaches to explore and probably more amazing restaurants per capita than most large cities! (That&#8217…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

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