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Several of you have asked how my kitchen remodel went, and have I shared photos yet? The kitchen reno is still happening. I took over the project, and there have been some back-steps as I hire professionals to not only complete the job, but check the work already completed. In some cases, work was redone.
My new dishwasher was one of those unfortunate redo jobs. The original contractor had installed the new dishwasher incorrectly – completely and in every way – and I am once again dishwasher shopping!
I loved the dishwasher I am replacing, and since it was an Electrolux, I started my search with them. Their newest model is the Electrolux Stainless Steel Dishwasher with IQ-Touch™ Controls (EI24ID50QS). In thinking about how much we entertain, one thing I loved about this one right away was the 30 minute fast wash cycle. I often plan my parties so I can enjoy as much as I can without working, but if I had a super fast wash cycle I’d be using it for sure!
This model is also extremely quiet, and the stainless steel matches some of our other new appliances. I love the third level at the top, for small items and the thirty seven spatulas I use every day.
Since the kitchen will be finished soon, we are once again able to host parties at our place! Holiday parties and holidays meals with our family, Happy Hour at Home with friends, and game day festivities… the only football we are watching is college.
In addition to the American flag that waves on our front porch, we have a Mizzou flag and a Ducks flag… we love our college football, and I love making a big table full of food for game day. Of course.
My tips to a fun party that you can enjoy:
– make a signature cocktail that can be made ahead, and guests can serve themselves.
– keep decor to a minimum, and have it be functional – bottles in ice and edible serving bowls are always fun details. using fancy plates and glassware, even for a casual get together, because why not?
– plan for foods that mostly can be made ahead – many of the following recipes in this game day collection can be made ahead, at least partially, with minimal assembly before the party begins.
– unless every guest has a place to sit, plan for small bite appetizers that can be handheld or dipped. no awkward balancing of plates and glasses while they attempt utensil use:
garlic-kale stuffed portobello burgers
ramen burger – sushi style
Hatch chile queso
black bean totchos with garlic lemon sauce
cheesy nacho mushroom melts
buffalo chick-quin wings
spicy Thai totchos
pulled porcini sliders
Reuben rolls with homemade thousand island
Croque Monsieur stuffed waffles
raw tacos with chipotle cream
s’mores shots in chocolate glasses
hot chocolate peppermint shots
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