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,
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, green dinner, and a green dessert! And no, we did not serve green eggs and ham but you know we were tempted.
Because only three invitations need to be delivered, it’s entertaining to assemble something creative to drop on each porch. I had so much fun putting this basket together of fresh green ingredients delegating green dishes for each Gr8 couple to bring.We started the evening with Joel’s Appletini (apple martini) and several green appetizers. I made spinach balls, a recipe given to me many years ago by my dear friend Karen. I also served Green Olive Crostinis and Debbie brought Green Gazpacho offering this fresh and healthy cold soup creatively in shot glasses.One of the starters was Celery and Pear Bisque. Although this soup does not have cream in it, the combination of flavors gives it a rich taste and therefore, a small portion was a perfect beginning to our meal.
Jurga treated us to her tasty Spinach Salad with Poppyseed dressing.
For the entrée, we served Herbed Chicken on a bed of Collard Greens, Green Beans, and Anna brought a delightful side dish of Potato Basil Puree.
What’s a meal without dessert? Well, we topped the evening off with Debbie’s individual Green apple pies! Homemade deliciousness!At the end of the night we were so tired and so full we were turning, you guessed it, GREEN (and growing mustaches?)!Need I say more? Another Gr8 night!