I hosted my first dinner party on Friday night! Due to a slight mis-communication between my roommate and I, it ended up just being myself and two of my friends. However, just having the two of them over turned out to be absolutely great! After a half-day at work, I stopped by some grocery stores to pick up food and alcohol because I wanted to make some fun cocktails.
Trader Joe's, $18.72
- Mango & Sticky Rice Dessert (forgot about dessert, so didn't eat this yet)
- Pita Crackers
- Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus (delicious... my new favorite hummus! The center tastes like chutney)
- Bacardi White Rum (I had a $2-off coupon)
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- 3 Chicken Kabob Skewers with Vegetables
My friends stayed until midnight and we just sat around the small dining room table eating and talking. It was a great night, even if it was a bit more elaborate and expensive since I bought everything... but they had hosted me for the final World Cup game so I was more than happy to return the favor! Plus it gave me a reason to try a new recipe and the grilled zucchini is definitely a keeper, and I was able to work on some hostess skills.