So, I want to have a little get together and serve all the good stuff we ate there. Granted, that is what we had for breakfast. But, it translates well to American dinners/appetizers.
Here is the spread we had every morning for breakfast. (That is my mother-in-law, sister-in-law Tori and brother-in-law Eric -- they are having a baby in December. We just had found out the night before this pic was taken that they were pregnant. I also threw up that morning -- no, I was not pregnant. I have no idea why. I was a little freaked that I was going to be allergic to Germany. I made a quick recovery. Anyway, back to the subject at hand, the food was amazing.)
Brushetta (recipe here) - This is one of the only things I make well and it is so easy. I always get compliments and I just love it. Only thing is, I don't go to the trouble (imagine that) of broiling the baguettes. I buy Melba Snacks and they are so easy and soak up the tomato juice perfectly.
Meats - I would need help here.
Breads - To recreate the freshness of the breads I would pick up a few from Farrell Family:
- Organic Foccacia - A traditional Italian loaf from the Tuscany region. Crisp crust and light, airy crumb (interior).
- Organic Tuscan - Our foccacia is made less flat than the traditional, to give added moisture and last longer. All of our foccacia's use roasted garlic, a little extra virgin olive oil and organic whole milk. Variations include Bulgarian sheeps' milk feta cheese, Greek kalamata olives, or green onions.
- Asiago Cheese Bread
- Cabot Extra Sharp White Chedddar. I do realize this is totally American (but this is my Americanized version of a party), but you guys...have you ever had it? If not, it is sooooo cheap ($2.50) and it is sold at Walmart's Neighborhood Market. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I love it! I buy it and cut slices off everyday as my "after work snack."
- Brie - obvious choice
- Regular Sharp - again, totally american but I totally love it
- And I am sure some other deliciousness that looked great at the store
- German Riesling - a definite. However, the strangest thing is that I could not find one while I was in Germany. No lie.
- Reds? I would need help here. I have no clue, as I am not a big red wine drinker.
And, how would a wine party be complete without knowing whose glass you are drinking from? Well, it wouldn't so we would definitely have to have these Preppy Wine Glass Markers from This Wine is Mine.
I will be hosting this party as soon as I get a housekeeper. No, I still do not have one. I get motivated to look for one everytime I clean the house by myself, which always happens on a weekend. But, this week will be my week. Right? Crossing fingers.