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Grad party!

We had a party with friends and family at our house yesterday to celebrate my graduation from college. It’s unbelievable how fast the past four years have flown by. As usual, it was my goal to fill everyone’s tummy with good food. Here’s what was on the menu:

On the Spanish app table:

  • Tortilla (Spanish potato omelette)
  • Manchego (traditional sheep cheese from La Mancha)
  • Membrillo (quince paste — traditionally paired with manchego)
  • Spicy Catalan olives
  • Bread, of course
  • Pastelitos de gambas (shrimp egg-roll style bites — learned how to make these in Madrid) *

On the veg app table:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Veggies & dip (we found the cutest little yellow baby carrots!)

On the un-named app table:

On the kitchen island:

  • Maple Whiskey Pulled Chicken from Picante Dulce *
  • Zesty coleslaw
  • Cabot Hunter’s Cheddar & rolls for making chicken sandwiches
  • Dakin Farm maple glazed ham
  • Grape tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil salad
  • Spinach, red cabbage, and cilantro salad (thanks to an SMC Spanish prof for that idea!)
  • Southwest black bean, corn, and red pepper salad
  • Potato salad (by my great aunt)
  • Roasted veggie, orzo, and feta salad

For dessert:

  • Strawberry trifle!
  • Oatmeal & cinnamon chip cookies

* MMcC — I saved you some in the freezy!

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