Yesterday I pulled out the crystal and china, had five guests come over, and made a seven course dinner. We had our house blessed by one of the guests, a Monsignor... it feels palpably holier in here now :).
It was too crazy to take pictures during the production so you'll have to imagine how it looked.
Here was the menu, though:
1st Course: Crab/Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms (Chardonnay)
2nd Course: Green Salad with Olives, Blue Cheese Crumbles, and Vinaigrette
3rd Course: Chicken and Angel Hair Soup
4th Course: Linguine Alfredo
5th Course: Filet Mignon, Chive Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Sausage Green Beans (Merlot)
6th Course: Homemade Ice Cream Nutella Sandwiches
7th Course: Candied Almonds, Fresh Apples and Brie (Port)
Only a few brave guests made it through all of the courses... some were struck down after the 5th.
Besides declaring a state of emergency in my pot-strewn kitchen, the evening was amazing.