03 January 2013
You are cordially invited to my winter dinner party. Once all the holiday hubbub dies down, don't you get in the mood for a nice sedate little dinner party for six to eight people?
Maybe get the party started with some Sausage Pinwheels (above), or Gougeres, and your favorite beverage. Gougeres (pronounced goo-ZHAIR) are these gorgeous little savory French puffs that are so easy to make and never fail to impress.
Then invite everyone to sit down at the table for a hearty winter meal. Start with a first course of soup, maybe Roasted Tomato Soup, and save the salad for after the main course.
It's a bit of a production, but everyone needs to make Boeuf Bourguignon once every winter.
And Boeuf Bourguignon calls for Perfect Mashed Potatoes.
Of course, you'll want some Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls with that.
Here's the perfect salad for a winter dinner party. Winter Salad. You make it, and dress it, the day before. So that's one more thing you don't have to do right before the party.
A hearty menu like this calls for a light dessert, like Angel Food Cake with Custard Sauce--Creme Anglaise, if you want to carry through on the French theme.
Hope you enjoyed the party!