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I need validation


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I need validation

Tehama | Jan 9, 2011 09:45 AM

Hey there!

So, I am having a birthday cocktail party this coming weekend for my friend. There will probably be 15-20 people here and the time is eight o'clock, so I am assuming that most will have eaten dinner before. Also, the guests are all in their mid-to-late 20's (grad students) so I am also counting on this crowd being more interested in the spirits than the chow.

The crux of my dilemma is a trifecta of: not stressing out over doing everything myself -/- cooking for people that are not foodies -/- and wanting to still have a cocktail menu I am personally pleased with.

I guess I need validation that this is okay. :-) Any advice/proposed changes are welcome!

[RE: the summer rolls - how soon in advance can I make them?]

*Dolmades (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty...)
*Caramelized Onion Dip with William Poll Potato Thins (http://www.thenibble.com/marketplace/...)
*Gougères (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/th...)
*Spinach dip & Stacy's Pita Chips
*Ham & Pineapple Skewers (http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/...)
*Shrimp Summer Rolls (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty...)

Dessert: Lemon Bar Squares and Petit Fours

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