About every season or so, I enjoy throwing a party where I get all of my friends together to do something like compete in a pool tournament or partake in a pumpkin carving or contribute to a cookie swap (just standing around drinking and chatting does not count as "something"). I hate January and the cold darkness it brings, so to cheer myself up I'll host one of these types of parties.
I want to show my friends a fabulous time and a new skill, so I'm planning a knitting party for this Saturday afternoon. Yesterday I made booklet invitations complete with knitting instructions and today I'm figuring out what will be on the menu. To see what I'll be serving,
The party starts at 4 in the afternoon and will probably last between 3-5 hours. It's between lunch and dinner and I'll offer a snack for the girls to munch on while we discuss yarn, techniques, casting on and purling. Since I don't want to waste knitting time in the kitchen, an assortment of room temperature appetizers is the best option. All of the food must be cooked, plated, and ready to eat when the party begins. The snacks also must be uncomplicated, yet delicious, finger foods that require no usage of plates, forks, or knives. Hands need to be free to knit! With that said I'll make four savory treats and two sweet ones. To keep the food even more simple, all of my appetizers are vegetarian. I'll start with several plates full of
Goat Cheese–Stuffed Roasted Figs
. Next I'll pile
Sicilian-Style Eggplant Caponata
and to finish up the savory side of the menu, a
Parmesan Walnut Salad in Endive Leaves
will be served. The sweet treats will be
Jam Filled Cookies
and a rich fudgy like
Click on the image below for the recipe:
If you have an amazing appetizer recipe that is finger friendly tell me about it! I love to hear your fabulous ideas. Come back tomorrow for more of the Come Party With Me - I'll be discussing the drink I'll pair with this magnificent menu.
Source: Knitting Help