I'm gonna be honest with you. I was scared about this challenge in particular. Shakin' in mah boots. When
So, with my initial freak-out out of the way, I offer you the best advice I have to give you when it comes to planning a party of any sort... Just Breathe! Yes, deep breaths. Clear the clutter, the unobtainable dreams, and any dread from your mind and sit down...with a fresh mind and a blank notebook. Brainstorm. Jot down your thoughts...do you have a theme...idea...goal...challenge? Important thing number two... Lists! I cannot survive without my lists. Once I think I have an idea, I form separate lists for Food (shopping and timelines), Decorations, Guests, Recipes, Inspiration, etc! Also...work with YOUR ...Budget. The one you actually have...not the one you wish you had. Once you've made your lists...and whittled them down to fit your budget...and have continued to breathe through it...start executing!
I decided I wanted to have a dinner party with the Tastes of India! I realize that India is large and diverse and that this would only be a sampling...an introduction, if you will. But the flavors were fresh, bold, and exotic to everybody who would be attending the party...so it was the perfect choice for me!
Thanks so much to everybody who had given me support (and votes!) in the first two PFB (Project Food Blog) challenges! This has helped me advance to this third round...and I am so grateful for that. Voting on challenge #3 begins tomorrow...and I hope that if you've enjoyed my entry for this round, that you'll head on over and show your support again! ☺
I'll add the links to the (unlinked) recipes as I post them throughout the week...