I need some help :)
Every year I have a Harvest Party. This year I want it to be really simple (Probably 8 people). I was considering just making pumpkin soup from scratch served in pumpkin bowls? From my past experience this it is time consuming.
In the past I've made pork tenderloin and two sides with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, rustic apple tart for dessert and food favors too... But to say the least it was a lot of work and the party was a little disappointing. So this year I want to "down-size".
I thought of making it a cocktail party but making little hors d'oeuvres can be even more time consuming and I don't have a lot of room for mingling. So being that we're going to have to sit around the table - I figured something easy for dinner would be good. Maybe serve cocktails before dinner- with one "snack"? then salad and something "pre-made"?
I want to simplify things so maybe something that I can make ahead and not make myself crazy preparing. A Harvest pasta bake? A Hearty Harvest Soup made earlier, warming on the stove? I really would like it to be scrumptious :) but not a "stay home all day slaving" dish. Something simple and rustic- updated Harvest Food.
Any ideas? Anything at all will be greatly appreciated!!!