Enter the idea of co-hosting a dinner party for our group of friends. Next came creating a theme (with dresses required), coming up with a menu, grocery shopping, and actually having to cook the meal.
We decided that our theme was going to be "A night in Tuscany," and we tried to plan the menu accordingly.
Garlic toasted bread (baguette) with melted mozzarella cheese and prosciutto
Drinks included Italian sodas from Trader Joe's (Sparkling pink lemonade, Grapefruit and Orange flavored soda)
Steamed asparagus and lemon slices
Orzo with parmesan and basil
Salad with almonds, feta, mandarin oranges, and raspberry vinaigrette
Ice cream with peaches, homemade whip cream, ground up chocolate/brown sugar/extra