I'm excited because we're having friends over who love food. I've wanted to make gougeres forever so that's where I started the planning. I've decided to do Coquilles St Jacques (aka scallops au gratin), gougered, green vegetables to be determined when I see what looks good that day. For appetizers, I'm doing shrimp wrapped in bacon w/ her special spicy jalapeno jelly because she loved the idea when I was telling her about it. So, where I'm stuck is:
1) I need one more thing to serve with dinner. She made pasta and cheese for kids when she had us over and I have the feeling her son is picky. So, I need one kid friendly dish. I was thinking possibly meatballs stuffed w/ gravy and lingonberry sauce that DQ and MMRuth worked on. It doesn't quite go but would work with gougeres. Any other easy kid friendly ideas?
2) Dessert. This is my favorite thing to make but they love cheese so I think I'll do a cheese platter and something small on the side. I have a ton of ideas but nothing is popping out at me. Do you have anything that would go w/ a fruit and cheese platter?
3) Wine pairings. I'm not a huge white wine fan, don't like chardonnay for the most part but it seems to fit with the menu. Anything? I can go for my stand bys but would love to venture out. Thanks!