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Fancy Family

appetizers - dessert - dinner - gluten free - party - salads - vegetarian

The 17 of us got dressed up Thursday night…

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…kids included…

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…to celebrate Uncle Robert’s Birthday. Noah is on the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, and gave us a little Fox Trot lesson…

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…which I quickly abandoned for appetizers.

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Along with the Lemon Chive Ricotta Crostini, I noshed on several rounds of Cucumber Hummus Coins…

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…and about a dozen of these White Bean/Tuna Bruschetta.

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Was starting to fill up, so I stepped into the kitchen to watch Chef Amanda Adams and Shelly finish up the main course/sides.

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Along with Sauteed Asparagus there was Grilled Polenta…

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…Wild Rice Pilaf…

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…Garden Salad with berries, pepitas, and goat cheese…

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…Spinach + Apple Stuffed Portobello…

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…Grilled Almond Crusted Wild Salmon, and Marinated Bacon + Balsamic Chicken.

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I snuck a piece of the children’s option (Chicken Nuggets)…

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…and filled a plate with some of everything else – which, by the way, was delicious.

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Dessert was Mocha Cupcakes – the wind made wishing difficult…

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…I ate two – one dark, one milk chocolate – plus most of this homemade blueberry sorbet and cookie.

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Happy Birthday, Robert!

  • Lez

    Mmmmm, everything looks delicious! You’re so lucky to have a family that can cook so many yummy things! :)

    You and husband look adorable! :) Beautiful!