menu: fall gathering
pumpkin spice cake with pumpkin cream cheese frosting and caramel drizzle
verdict: total and complete success. must make again.
caprese salad bites
verdict: a cinch to make and fun to look at
asparagus spirals with prosciutto and herb cream cheese
verdict: another three step wonder with a lot of bang for the buck. delish.
squash bowls with olives
verdict: darling presentation and easy peasy minus digging out a butternut squash. there may or may not have been some knife stabbing and spoon breaking. but it looks cute, right?
stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon
verdict: definitely sparked a small kitchen fire with this one [although my fire alarm did not respond. should i be worried?] and will need to scrub my oven for like, two weeks. but, you can't go wrong with bacon. or cheese stuffing.
caramel apple bites
verdict: totally and completely autumn in easy to eat bites [cut on location]
caramel apple martinis
verdict: well, duh. yummo.
hot apple cider [for the preggers lady in the group]
found at miss cordelias
verdict: good for the preggos
the red tent
discussion: pretty darn juicy with an intelligent perspective. these gals brought up some points that i hadn't even considered. which is the beauty of a book club, right? most said they would recommend it to a friend, so i am satisfied.
you know i love myself a good party. and love even more when i get to plan it! overall the fun far outweighed the stress and i will be more likely to volunteer myself for such occasions in the future. bibliophiles unite!