Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 19, 2009 at Carol's

We had an international theme at Carol's house. As always, a beautiful table, place settings and party favors!

The menu:

Appetizer (Angie): Hummus (traditional, spinach with feta and sun dried tomato) with homemade pita chips. We also made a mushroom tart using the extra mushrooms and pastry from the Beef Wellingtons.

Salad (Janet): Israeli salad. So good and fresh! Very good as a left over too.

Main (Caro): Individual Beef Wellingtons decorated by us!

Sides (Tonya): Fennel Puree (SO DELICIOUS!!) and Fasoliyyeh bi z - zaty (huh? really good green beans!). Carol also made pop overs.
Dessert (Teresa): Mexican Chocolate Frozen Bananas (yummy and cold!)

Drinks (Mary): Rioja White Sangria. I could have had 10 glasses of this. But stopped at 2!

Sparkling White Sangria

2 bottle White Rioja
1 cup brandy
½ cup orange liqueur
1 can nectar (pineapple or orange pineapple work best)
7up for *sparkle*
simple syrup (1/2 to 1 cup)
sliced orange (blood orange if you can find it, works great)
sliced lime
sliced lemon

In large pitcher, combine wine, brandy, orange liqueur and nectar. Add simple syrup once cooled. Mix well. Add the sliced fruit and let all sit for few hours before serving. Pour about 2/3 sangria in glass and top with 1/3 7up.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting, Angie. This month was one of my favorites so far ... fun to prepare and delicious!