Okay, back to the party! You know how I always like to have a play list for my parties, this was no exception. I found this CD and everyone really enjoyed it~
Since I haven't shown all the food I made for the party, I decided to get a little up close and personal with some of the "main attractions" of the party.
Brown Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves
Okay, I know this isn't Italian, but because I made the grape cookies, I wanted to make these! Plus, I had never made them and wanted to give 'em a try.
Then next on the list~
Crustless Onion & Sage Quiche
In some recipes there is so much crust and no filling, I decided to make a recipe without crust. I had parchment paper liners on hand which made serving them really easy.
Last, but not least~
Now, with a name like Florentine, I was sure they were Italian!
This completes the spread in the kitchen, but wait, there's more.....
In the Dining Room!
I think I'll make you wait for the buffet table and show you a few of the desserts first~
Top Left - Tiramisu
I know for a fact that Tiramisu is Italian - I'm not Italian, but I made this Tiramisu from scratch and was told by someone who ate Tiramisu in Italy, that this was the BEST. Well, it should have been, the recipe was at least three pages long, each layer made with love! Before serving, I dusted the top with cocoa powder.
Top Right - Florentines
Another recipe I wanted to try, and again I knew it must be Italian! I wish I had taken a better photo, they were soooooooooo good!
Front & Center - Chewy Coffee Coconut Tarts
The recipe was just to be cut in squares, but mine were toooooo gooey, so I put them in chocolate shells, which made them even better!
I think they drink coffee in Italy, so these might be Italian too!
I placed parchment paper leaves around the base of the desserts. Kind of a simple display, but I guess you could say, the desserts were the décor!
Believe it or not, I have a Dining Room table with a full spread!! That I'll show you in the next post.