As you may recall, SpeedyKate and I moved into our new apartment back in May. It took us a few months, but we’re finally settled in – furniture is in the rooms and pictures are on the walls – so this past Saturday we threw a housewarming party!
We wanted it to be semi-classy, with good finger food and fancy drinks. The menu was elaborate – the two of us went on our respective Saturday morning runs, then literally cooked all afternoon.
- Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach;
- Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Chutney;
- Spiced Beef Empanadas with Lime Sour Cream;
- And Thyme Lemonade.
- Beet Chips and Pesto Greek Yogurt Dip;
- Tomato Pesto Tart;
- Watermelon Ice Cubes;
- And Apricot Pistachio Cake!
(I'll be posting my recipes this week.)
There was one hiccough in the preparation – a minor cake disaster required a last-minute grocery store trip (the party started at 7 and I was sprinting the aisles of Safeway at 6:35). I may have been panic-face-in-apron as the first guests arrived, but hey, they’re my friends, they’ve all seen the Mollie-panic-face before…
Lots of friends came, I’m pretty sure everyone had fun, and all enjoyed the food and cake -- so I officially declare our house WARM and our party a win!
On Sunday, after picking up all the party pieces and eating leftover cake for breakfast, I made my way down to Nationals Park for a 1:30 baseball game.