“Green” Dinner Party

23 Aug


Some months ago, following a rough week, Caasi and I threw a “green” dinner party for my mom and a few friends and family in an effort to cheer her up. It was a huge success!

Decorations: I purchased several yards of unbleached muslin and hand painted it with hot pink chandeliers and blades of vibrant green grass. We used recycled spaghetti sauce jars as vases for brightly colored gerber daisies from our local farmer’s market. In conjunction with our “green” theme we used bamboo flatware and rocks (found, not purchased) as markers for labeling all the food and drink.

Favors: I decorated plain canvas totes with painted images of leaves. (I actually saw my mom this weekend and was pleased to see that she was still getting good use out of the canvas bag!)

Menu: Caasi and I made parmesan, basil and lemon wafers as well as bruschetta for apetizers. For the main course we had Bollito Misto, corn on the cob sprinkled with parmesan cheese, lemon risotto in lemon cups, spinach salad in a parmesan fico cup. We also served a mixed drink, Blissini, sparkling water and wine. For dessert we had angel food cake with espresso marscapone cream. All recipes were courtesy of Giada.

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