Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Monday, October 19th, 2009

Last night Eric and I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to Tami H’s place for a celebration of her run on $30 A Week that had just ended.  Not only was this a super fun get together, but also a small, elite fund raiser for Project Open Hand here in Atlanta.  I was thrilled to be in such company. Lots of bloggers. There was Broderick Smylie from Savory Exposure , Betty from Trouble With Toast and Zack who writes Mise En Face .  I’m sure I’m forgetting someone, so if I left you out, please let me know and I will add you in.

And, as probably goes without saying, the food was fantastic.  Tami and Mike cooked up some delicious tidbits that included tabouli in lettuce cups, artichoke bruschetta, gravlax, jalapenos stuffed with asiago and wrapped in bacon, potato latkes with a lemon sour cream sauce, stuffed mushrooms, blt deviled eggs, pumpkin cupcakes made by Betty, ginger cookies baked by Jen and the chocolate dipped potato chips that I brought (super easy – melt chocolate, dip one half of a potato chip in chocolate, let dry, eat). Some pretty pictures for you.

The BLT Deviled Eggs before we devoured them all

The ginger cookies that made us all swoon

Mike’s Marvelous Latkes

Happy Party People

Our gorgeous hostess

It was an evening filled with laughter, food, wine and the best conversation.  Eric and I marveled on the drive home that we could not have imagined the turn our lives have taken. In the time we have returned to Atlanta from Los Angeles in July, our social calendar has run amok with parties. Some with trusted, long time friends, and some where we are forging brand new friendships.

It’s a wonderful life.

Happy Monday, Darlings.

xoxo, Patti