I really just wanted an excuse to throw a party and President's Day was the perfect excuse for an All-American Sunday Supper. I've been working a lot and miss my friends so my 'the more the merrier' attitude meant a big L shaped table and casual decor. Butcher paper, crayons and votives made for a playful table (thanks Amy
for sewing the paper garland-kind of nuts!). Greg and I love eating at The Hitching Post in Buellton and every time we're there I imagine it's what my grandparents would consider a fancy dinner out. Their menu--always a dirty martini, always a crudites, always a shrimp cocktail with club crackers, always a baked potato with loads of chives, butter and sour cream--served as my inspiration for the meal. Plus, this retro feel was a brilliant excuse to bust out some Lipton onion soup mix--delicious!!
dirty martini bar
homemade potato chips with lipton onion soup dip
old fashioned crudites with black olives and pepperoncini
bay shrimp cocktail on club crackers
company pot roast with carrots, celery and onion
baked potato bar featuring russets and yams
sour cream, flowering chives, dill, apple smoked bacon, chipotle salsa, greek yogurt, hot sauce, tillamook cheddar
butter lettuces and peppery greens with lemon vinaigrette
chocolate pot de creme
the apres-fete (after party)
very fun to discover everyone's drawing the following morning (even though i was feeling slightly 'dehydrated'
a post to surely inspire a party...I REALLY wanted to be there...lipton soup should be a staple in everyone's pantry...Min
Yay! I was here:)
P.s. I had given up hope for great L.A. personal style until I met all of your stylish friends:)
So fabulous! Love the chalkboard menu in your kitchen! And the crayons and butcher paper table cloth. Your parties are always so fun and festive!
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