Dinner Party???!

Question: Dinner Party!?!?!?
My hubby and I are going to host a "We're finally settled in!" dinner party for our friends, and was just wondering what the traditional formal order for dinner courses!. We've finally got time and money, so we're gonna go all out!

Apetizers!.!.!.salad!.!.!.soup!.!.!.so confusing!

Please keep in mind that we are vegetarians and keep kosher, so some courses might be eliminated!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The proper sequence is:


Sometimes each of these categories will have more than one course!. (For example, you may have several dishes as entrees that you wish to serve in a particular sequence!.) I have been to 12 and 14 course meals, but they always stick to this sequence!.

If you are serving alcohol, you may do coctails with the appetizers, but should serve wine with the soup course!. You might choose a different wine with the entree to add a little variety !. Always serve water in addition to the other beverages!. Accompany desert with brandy or a liqueur!.

At my house, after-dinner cigars go outside!.!.!.

And most of all, enjoy the party!Www@FoodAQ@Com


You will enjoy the interplay of textures created when this hot soup topped with the fresh salsa!.


1 tsp!. cumin seeds
1 med!. avocado, firmly ripe, peeled and diced
2 tbsp!. lemon juice
2 med!. fresh tomatoes, diced
3 green onions
1 med!. garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp!. cayenne pepper


2 tbsp!. olive oil
3 med!. cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp!. chili powder
1 tsp!. ground cumin
1 lg!. onion, coarsely chopped
2 med!. zucchini, diced
1 sm!. red bell pepper, diced
1/4 c!. dried tomatoes, slivered, loosely packed
1/4 c!. fresh cilantro, minced
2 c!. water
1 c!. buttermilk or plain lowfat yogurt
1/2 c!. Parmesan cheese, finely grated
12 oz!. dried pasta

RECOMMENDED PASTA: Whole wheat ribbons, spirals, or shells!.
An hour or two before serving time, make the salsa!. You must use perfectly ripe tomatoes and avocado!. The tomatoes should be a uniform bright red and the avocado should yield easily but only slightly to pressure when squeezed!. Toast the cumin seeds and set aside!.

Toss the avocado with the lemon juice!. Add the tomatoes with their juice, to the avocado!. Slice the white portion of the onions and a couple of inches of the green into very thin rounds!. Add to the salsa, along with the cumin seeds, garlic, and cayenne!. Stir gently to combine well, then cover and set aside at room temperature so the flavors can blend!. Yield: 6 main-course servings!.


1/4 c!. chopped celery
1/4 c!. chopped green pepper
1/4 c!. finely chopped onion
2 tbsp!. butter
1 can cream of celery soup
1 c!. shredded American cheese
1/2 c!. milk
4 hard cooked eggs, sliced
2 tbsp!. chopped pimiento
4 slices bread, toasted & buttered

In a saucepan cover and cook celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender, but not brown!. Stir in celery soup, cheese and milk; heat and stir until cheese melts!. Gently stir in sliced eggs and pimiento!. Serve spooned over butter toast!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

well, usually it is a three course meal i think!.!.!. I'm glad you asked this question because I am currently supposed to be researching dinner parties :P
http://www!.celebrations!.com/dinnerpartie!.!.!. may help you out a little bit!.

I don't think I will give you any suggestions for recipes!.!.!. I'm not too good with kosher :P

http://busycooks!.about!.com/library/lesso!.!.!. may also help


I hope you have fun and if possible, could you ge back to me and tell me how it went!? I would love to know!Www@FoodAQ@Com

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