Last night I had some friends from church over for a Indian feast dinner party. I don’t know why, but I woke up yesterday absolutely craving hot, spicy, delicious Indian food and decided to take measures into my own hands.
There were six of us total (well, seven if you count baby Reese!) and I spent the day preparing this and this. Unfortunately, I was sort of a bum food blogger and I didn’t take any photos. I’m a newbie entertainer and haven’t mastered the ability to multitask yet.
Any seasoned entertainers have any tips? I could use them, especially when I’m sweating through my blouse and wobbling on four inch heels while I rush the rice to the table.
Anyway, the evening went pretty flawlessly and afterward we all hung out and played telephone pictionary since that’s what mature adults in their mid-twenties do on Friday nights around here.
Here was my menu:
Mattar Paneer (didn’t make this—got it from Whole Foods)
Since my dish collection consists of Target hand-me-downs and Rudy’s barbecue cups, I finally invested in some classy, practical dishes from World Market.
These are the “terra” plates and they’re only, like, $4.99 each. Steal! Here’s the link.
I also got a cute tablecloth and a Moroccan-style lantern centerpiece from World Market for my patio table. I’m not sure when I became an adult and started caring about lantern centerpieces, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
I highly recommend picking a theme (like Indian food) for your first dinner party. It cuts down on the stress of figuring out what to serve with what and gives guests a chance to try food they might not normally have at home.
On that note, I’m off to bake a million vegan cookies for a yoga event today!