Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms
May 13, 2014
What kind of dinner party hostess are you? This dish may well have changed my type!
A couple of weeks ago we went to a friend’s house for dinner. We generally take it in turns to catch up at each other’s place. The hostess cooks. I have always been happy with this arrangement. I love to create and cook food to share with friends. My home, my domain, my food. Yes – I am do sit on the “control freak” side of the fence!
For this catch up my friend asked if a few other friends could join our dinner and we would each contribute a couple of small dishes to share. Our regular 2 couple gathering evolved to 7 people.
Bringing a dish is obviously not a new idea. People have been contributing dishes to gatherings since ??? (forever) ??? My point is that it is new to me as part of a dinner party event. I loved it! Bonding with new and old friends over food – what is not to love?
It was fun to see what everyone created and to hear the story behind each dish. Then, of course there was the sampling of each dish… The thing that I most enjoyed about the evening was the fact that the hostess was not running around tending to the food all night. She was relaxed and got to enjoy the gathering.
Look out if you are headed to our place for dinner. Next time you will be bringing it with you!
This is a little preview of our fabulous meal:
I contributed this dish to the meal. My Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms. The smoky flavor of Chipotle is sure to hook those who have not tried it, and please those who have. An intriguing flavor that is sure to win hearts.
The smokey Mexican flavor of chipotle freshened by lime and coriander makes this a memorable side dish, or vegetarian appetiser.
This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated. This allows the flavors to develop.
Do you invite friends to contribute to dinner when you catch up? Or do you like to (control) create the meal yourself ? I would love to hear in the comments below.
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