An associate in his office offered to "help" us with our section of the progressive dinner tomorrow. I thought she meant help like bring an item, but instead she meant help as in offer a bunch of useless ideas that only serve to stress my husband out in terms of our offerings. LADY STEP ASIDE, I GOT THIS.
When I say useless, I mean useless. She offered ideas for generic appetizers that don't even go with what we are having. Satay and peanut sauce? Girlfriend I told you were were having an Italian anti-pasto spread. COME ON.
I think he did a bad idea of describing what we have planned, so she probably reacted thinking that shit was going to go awry. And she is super sweet and so I don't mean to sound so harsh; there is certainly an air of joking here.
BUT LET ME DO MY THING. I am a hostess. I know how to plan parties. I like to crowdsource for ideas from the internet, ok? Not real life people.
I mean, just check out this cocktail menu:
Bourbon Summer Punch:
Bourbon – Honey Sage Syrup – Grapefruit
Gin – Fresh Lemonade – Cucumbers
Riesling – Chardonnay – Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Noir – Grenache – Malbec
Cigar City: Jai Alai – Maduro Brown
Florida Cracker – Tocobaga Red
Raspberry Lemonade – Water
And here's my "suggested combinations" menu for the antipasto:
Roasted Grapes, Honey Fig Cream Cheese, Italian Bread
Beef and Pork Meatball, Mozzarella, Basil Vinaigrette, Whole Wheat Baguette
Spring Pea Pesto, Prosciutto, Chèvre,
Tomato and Saffron Confit, Manchego,
Whole Wheat Baguette
Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola,
Chèvre, Arugula Spinach Salad,
We've got TONS of other food items, including crabcakes and risotto balls (catered in). STOP STRESSING MY HUSBAND OUT.