September 21, 2009

Preparing for the Big Meal

It's once again time for me to host a meal for the "underground supper club." We're a group of 7 (you can guess who the odd number is) that prepares a semi-gourmet meal (with wine pairings) for the others about once a month. It's crazy fun, and crazy time-consuming, but I love it!!

This month I'll be taking a spin on the traditional dinner club by doing Sunday brunch. But long before the cooking starts, there's a recipe for success.

Step 1: Research recipes

Step 2: Decide on a menu

Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2, being indecisive for months

Dinner Club Secret Weapon
Step 4: Buy a new cookbook and Repeat steps 1 and 2 at the last minute

Groceries Under $30!!!!!
Step 5: Only buy the necessary weekly groceries to keep the fridge as empty as possible

Dinner Club Prep!
Step 6: Clean out the fridge, to again make as much room as possible (Please don't judge the large bag of food being thrown away - I've been busy. It was gross, but we all forget about the open cheese in the bottom of the drawer from time to time, don't we?? Please say you do!)

Step 7: Figure out what plates and bowls and glassware will be used for what

Step 8: Shop!!

Step 9: Cook, clean and prepare like a crazy person!!

Stay tuned for the result...

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