- Appetizer of Spanish cheeses
- Mussels in a chorizo, chickpea, tomato broth
- Fresh tomatoes with kale pesto dressing
- Roasted cauliflower
- Warm crusty baguette
- Dessert of grapes and spanish dark chocolate
Step 1: Shop. The day before the party, I walked down to Civic Center Farmer's Market to buy tomatoes, parsley, grapes, walnuts, dried peaches and flowers for $20. Rob locked me out of the house on my return, so his punishment was taking a very blogger-y stoop photo.
Nosa Ria, a few blocks away to buy authentic spanish chorizo, two big blocks of cheese, pickles and a massive chocolate bar for $35.
two recipes, starting with browning chorizo, onions and garlic with olive oil. Added fresh red and yellow tomatoes, white wine and canned chickpeas. So delicious after it simmered for an hour. That Spanish chorizo did all the hard work of seasoning the dish with a smoky flavor.
banderillas, little swords with pickles, olives and onions that come in a jar.
Everyone headed home at 10:00. Rob and I washed the silver, a load of dishes and threw out the mussel shells before going to bed.
What should the theme be for next week's dinner party menu? You can follow-along with the planning on my Pinterest board.