Inadvertently, I threw a dinner party for Valentines day.
We were just getting together with friends we haven’t seen since DECEMBER and we picked Saturday without realizing its significance. When Husband had to work earlier in the day I suggested they come over later and that they stay for dinner.
When throwing a dinner party that includes children the key is:
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Either make something in advance that can be heating in the oven (like a lasagna) or pick a recipe that is super simple and doesn’t take much prep time.
I chose option 2. And made this dish – Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp.
I also made pita bread. I was originally thinking this was a task the kids could help with but I misread the rise time and by the time I was ready for them they were well into another activity and couldn’t be pulled away.
It was not the most successful meal I’ve ever made. I probably should have served the dish with rice or something instead of pita. But the guests enjoyed it. The kids didn’t eat anything and we all had a splendid time any way.
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