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Bazel | Jul 11, 201309:53 AM     11

Will be hosting a small dinner party for a girlfriend who is turning 60 on Saturday. Attending the party is all ladies and we live in the southwest where it is really hot (and humid) right now.

My current thoughts lean towards having some small bites with drinks followed by dinner. I was thinking maybe I would start with a chilled soup using a little low fat yogurt to add the "cream" factor but keeping it light. And then I stumble .. when I was young my mom used to buy the Pepperidge Farm pastry cups, bake them off, and then fill them with a filling of seafood, usually shrimp and scallops, in a light white wine sauce. My sister was talking about these recently - so they are on my mind but not sure they are the right direction for this group. If I made them I would likely just pair them with a very simple green salad. But then I think I would need one other course but not sure what I would add to this menu.

Open to any suggestions!

Bz

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