I really enjoy entertaining. Good food, drinks, and friendly company are important aspects of my life. I've hosted my fair share of potlucks over the years but sometimes all I want to do is take control of the menu and feed my friends and family. All they have to do is show up hungry and maybe with some drinks in hand. So Mr. HP Sauce, Mrs. Green M&M, Ms. Pastry Chef, and Ms. Le Cordon Bleu came over to chow down!
So for this particular dinner party, I made it an Asian theme making several different cuisines to share. First the pork belly buns (Chinese) with hoisin sauce, scallions, and pickled cucumbers. This is a great party dish. Small sliders perfect for snacking. Even people who don't eat a lot of pork generally enjoyed this dish. Fatty slices of pork in a sweet sauce with the fresh bite of scallions and the tartness of the pickles. All wrapped nicely in a slightly sweet bread.
recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen). A cookie crust bottom, followed by homemade chocolate ice cream, another layer of cookie crust, then homemade vanilla ice cream, gooey hot fudge, and whipped cream and sprinkles on top. This was awesome. What a dreamy ice cream cake.