Saturday, March 2, 2013

Casual Friday Dinner for Six

Crostini 2 Ways:
Mushroom and Boursin
Filet of Beef with Arugula and Brie
Orecchiette with Pesto and Roasted Veggies
Mini Vanilla Bean Cupcakes (store bought)
Happiness Syrah

Now that i'm getting settled in at the new place, I have been itching to get back in the kitchen. I've also been eager to show off my new house, so I decided to throw together a casual dinner party for a few friends last night.

The best part about this simple, fresh menu is that it's also very economical.  I bought everything on the menu, with the exception of the filet, at Trader Joe's for just under $55.  Not too shabby for a 6 person dinner!

Typically, I would choose one crostini but I was feeling particularly ambitious last night so I went with two.  If you're on a budget, swap the filet for sirloin, or save the filet crostini for a smaller group. This ended up being the perfect amount of food - everyone was full but no leftovers to wrap up.

Stay tuned this week for pictures and recipes!

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