Okay. I told everyone light apps.
However, I am determined to make chili because it's what Barack cooks. (Although tonight during my practice run, I discovered that his recipe is not all that fab--- I'm going to switch to Bayless. But will test it tomorrow. http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/vie...)
Anyway. Logistically plates and utensils are going to be difficult as we're looking at thirty to forty. But it's chili so I sort of have to. Unless anyone has a bright idea for chili as a finger food.
Would rather not go disposable. And would rather not take out our entire cupboards of mismatched (in style and size) cups and bowls.
I was thinking about checking a thrift store for maybe some funky mismatched cups. But more consistently mismatched than ours. You feel me? Perhaps a lot of different small glasses.
Or maybe IKEA for ramekins.... We probably have enough utensils.
Anyone with serving suggestions? I'd greatly appreciate it.
Planning to also make the cheddar biscuits featured in the CHOW story. And something arugula-y. And challah. And chocolate cupcakes. Maybe another vegetable but people will be bringing their own "light apps."