Monday, June 1, 2009

It's nice to make friends- Take the Challenge!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Well five or six of you, at least. Are you taking the salon challenge? Are you inviting the world to dinner? Are you ready for the theme?
Okay... the theme is....


We're taking it slow this month. We're going to be leisurely at our dinner parties, we're going to try lots of stuff. There is no required number of courses that you must serve, it just needs to be significantly more than you are used to. Remember, if you are serving four courses instead of two, you need less of each dish, so you can use this to your advantage when you are planning your meal. Just a little recap on the rules....
1. at least six guests beyond the people who live in your house
2. some of the people you invite must be people who you don't really know so well
3. it must be a sit down dinner

We'll get to share our parties on July 1, so make it happen sometime before then. When you post, send me a link, so I can compile all the loveliness. If you don't have a blog, feel free to send me some text and pics, and I will post for you. Some people are also posting on facebook, and that is cool too. Have fun- try not to get too stressed- enjoy the challenge of it!

And one more thing- some people have said that they would love to join in, but they live in a closet or some other small space. One of the goals of this whole thing is to open our homes to people we have been wanting to meet or hang out with but haven't really taken the leap. So if you're limited on space or time, and you want to to take the opportunity to invite one or two people to dinner in the spirit of the challenge, tell us about that too.

I can't wait to see what you all make of this. Feel free to check in and let us know how your preparations are going.


  1. can i come to yours?


  2. A great start! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.