Last week, we began the quest for a menu for a "Meet the In-Laws" dinners. Today, we continue that quest while participating in Louise's Cookbook Wednesday!
This one was published in 1965. It includes suggestions for adult beverages to go along with each meal, often cocktails and one or more wine selections. This quirky thing endeared this cookbook to me especially, since it reminded me of my maternal grandmother. That tiny little woman could pack away her drinks like nobody's business, and still walk steadily on 3" heels.
Anyway, on to the menus:
I don't want to eat a heavy meal between 3 and 4PM. So the goal here is to reach a compromise and make our guests feel welcome, even as I make 15 other people eat much earlier than we like.
And, to prove the ultimate genius and versatility that is James Beard, he even has a menu for a gathering of teenagers.
OK, so all of his suggestions are rather stereotypical. But there is a good reason for stereotypes, especially with teenaged boys!
So, I will keep you updated on my menu progress! Meanwhile, Happy Wednesday, everyone!