Last Minute Dinner (Jun 26, 2007)

The Event

Oh boy! Dinner pulled from nowhere! Chuck has been visiting for a few days and I thought he and Craig were going to Les’ house for dinner. Nope! Turns out Les & Catherine came to our house instead. So … I had to put together a dinner very fast. Craig is super helpful with parties. I couldn’t have done it without him!


  • Grill-roasted chicken
  • Fresh corn salad
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Ciabbata
  • “Apple Blossom” dessert (Trader Joe’s)

  • Chuck Cluck
  • Les & Catherine Baker

Food Notes

All the food got on the table in record time (on a weekday). What needed to be hot was hot and what needed to be cold was cold. I used kosher chickens from Trader Joe’s, so there was no need to brine the chicken. Since it was summer, I was able to get lots of fresh fruit and create a fruit salad: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, mango, honeydew, watermelon). Using a ready-made dessert (all I had to do was throw it in the oven) was very helpful, too.


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