I keep having ideas for dinner party themes and, I think M will back me up on this, they’re great. Maybe a bit unusual, but great.
First, I want to have a white trash dinner party. The main course will probably be a casserole that features cream of something condensed soup. Odds are tuna will also be prominently featured, and maybe some potato chips as a topping. Something else will be floated in jello. Sweet tea will abound. For dessert I will actually make white trash (Golden Grahams cereal and peanuts coated in white chocolate). I need more ideas, though.
Also, I want to make a fairly southern meal. Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT the same as the white trash dinner. Just so you know. So far the menu includes smothered pork chops, collard greens with hamhock, okra and tomatoes, cornbread, and sweet potato pie. That feels pretty damn southern to me. Oh, and there will also be white rice to pour the gravy on.
I really want to make gyoza dumplings, which almost requires that I have a party since it’s not even possible to make less than 50 at a time. A classmate showed me how to make them and I’ve been itching to try it. But C won’t eat them so I need to have people over.
In fact, C won’t eat much at the southern dinner either. God, she’s picky.
Also, I wish lump crabmeat wasn’t so expensive because I’ve really been wanting to try seafood cannelloni (crab and cheese inside crepes with a bechemel sauce over the whole thing). But it is. And even if I COULD get good crabs here, I hate picking crabs more than anything.
If anyone has any ideas about stuff I should cook, or dinner party themes, or anything at all, please comment. I’m in a culinary rut or something and I’m getting really bored.