A lot of the dinner parties you've seen me post on this blog have been really ambitious. Some had a variety of different dishes while others imparted a more difficult technique. This time, however, I went a more easy route. Now, I didn't skimp on making things from scratch. I just chose easier dishes that can me made in large quantities. And I also made things that could stay warm in the oven without being compromised.
As for dinner, I served a simple kale salad with julienned apples, pine nuts, and dressed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Make sure to cut the kale into very thin strips. Raw kale can be difficult to eat due to its heavy fiber content. And dress the salad well. I even dressed this slightly before serving so that the kale had some time to wilt just ever so slightly. Oh and salt as desired.
For dessert, I served make your own sundaes. Along with that, Mr. Matzo Runner (formerly Mr. Matzo Ball) brought some delicious pastries from an Italian bakery. Canolis, neapolitans, and sfogliatelle (similar to lobster tails).