The moment we received the evite, the switch boards around Westerly went crazy. I mean seriously. I got a call from my buddy (and amazing photographer) Kim and she could barely contain her excitement. She said 'Have you checked your email?!' I said 'no, why?' She said 'Erica has invited us to a bride's party. We have to wear our dresses and then we go to her house for dinner." I pretty much hung up on her, ran upstairs, told my husband to stop working and help me get into my dress. I mean, there was no way I was replying until I knew the dress situation. What does this have to do with food? Stick with me, I will get there. Here is a snipet of the evite: I am having a brides dinner party. Thats right time to dig through the basement or the attic and find your wedding dress, seems like a waste to only get to wear it once! So if you have diet goals here is another one...to be able to zip it!
Here is the lovely hostess.
So more about the evening: We first met at a restaurant....picture it: looking out a window enjoying your dinner and seeing a number of women in wedding dresses walking in randomly.
We created quite a stir. After a bit of time chatting and enjoying some wine, we converged upon Erica's home.
Naturally, there was lots of shrieking, hugging, admiring and modeling before we dug into the eats. There was a lovely shrimp cocktail dish to nibble on and some wine to sip. After a bit, we sat to a beautifully set table (the woman has 3 kids under 4 and somehow did this!). Erica asked us not to bring anything and I was so excited to see what was coming.
Here is the menu. Come back for the chicken recipe Friday.
*Mixed greens with candied walnut, dried cranberries and feta cheese with a choice of asian sesame dressing or a champagne Gorgonzola vinaigrette
*Pepperidge farm cracked pepper parmesan toast
*Chicken with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, onion soup and garlic.
The Hostess and The Foodie.
~I think I may use this ideas as some sort of a fundraiser...hum...bridesmaid party coming this spring