A lot of the menu was blog-inspired, but I also used these cookbooks for recipes….though I wound up veering a little bit. Also invited was my friend Sadye (who I’d reconnected with on Monday afternoon ), her husband Morgan, and their 3-month-old son, Mason. Everyone hit it off immediately… For appetizers we set out some cheeses, nuts, baby carrots, and Sabra hummus blended with a few oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes… Plus some Olive Food Should Taste Good chips – I had about 4 of these with some dip. … They suggested serving it over crostini but I laid it on a bed of organic mixed greens instead: I also added some cherry tomatoes (roasted with olive oil, rosemary, and thyme at 400 for 20 minutes), some chopped Wildwood Teriyaki Tofu, and Maple Dijon Balsamic Dressing. I got to sit in the seat of honor, opposite my Daddy-in-law: Dessert was Christy’s recipe for Raw Avocado Chocolate Pudding (I used cocoa powder): Plus the best packaged cookies, Newman’s Own Hermits: Yum. Yay for family, old/new friends, and old/new food faves!