I was completely caught off guard when Foodbuzz emailed me to tell me that they’d selected my idea for their monthly 24×24, wherein 24 of their featured publishers throw a dinner party on the same day and write a post about it. I had sent in my proposal in a “why not?” moment, never actually expecting to be picked. I mean, do these people know that sometimes I consider going to bed in my work clothes so I can sleep in 40 minutes later? Or that I once got in the shower with socks on?
But all in all, I was excited. I was up for making all kinds of delicious, dainty finger foods to serve to my friends, and no one even has to know about Shower Socks. Smooth.
The menu I had in mind was centered around light, interesting, seasonally-focused finger foods. Also, since one of my guests is lactose-intolerant while another is allergic to tree nuts, this presented a bit of a challenge. I ultimately decided on:
-Classic cucumber tea sandwiches with minted avocado and fresh green apple
-Smoked trout and roasted beet tea sandwiches on dark rye
-Grilled tea sandwiches with roasted butternut squash, roasted red onion, prosciutto, coppa ham and rice “cheese”
-Caramelized balsamic pear bruschetta on tofu cream cheese and honey with pomegranate seeds
-Honey and bourbon iced tea cocktail
-Gourmet loose-leaf and bagged teas
And on it was.