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Thursday, January 11, 2007

December Wedding

The last wedding of the year was for a beautiful couple Lydia and Jamal, held in Raleigh. The wedding and reception were in separate locations, both in Raleigh. The reception was at 5:00 PM.

Appetizers were served as the guests arrived along with an open bar, prior to the wedding parties arrival. Once a brief reception was held, then dinner.

The menu:

Appetizer Menu

Homemade Breads
Cranberry Walnut
Pear Macadamia Nut
Mango Pecan
Banana Nut Chocolate Chip

with Homemade Jellies
Blackberry, Grape and Fig Preserves
& Cinnamon Homey Butter

Baked Brie with Pecans, Caramel Sauce & Crackers

Mini Egg Rolls with Srirachi Hot Sauce, Teriyaki and Plum Sauce

Pita and crackers with
Mixed Olive Tapenade
Smoked Salmon Dip

Sugared Spiced Almonds


Pecan Encrusted Salmon with Parsley Butter Sauce

Sesame Braised Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Dried Fruit (cherries and apricots)

Warm Applesauce

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Sage

Potato Medallions in Crème

Green Beans with toasted almonds

Foccaccia, Parker House Rolls Pesto Potato Rolls
with Parsley Honey Butter
and Basil Lemon Butter

Caesar Salad

We think it was very successful. The flowers were beautiful, the food delicious and everyone seemed to be enjoying the party! What else could you want but Happily Ever After?

Check out our recipes at Swank Recipes. The Stuffed Pork is the recipe of the week this week, but you can also find it under entrees.

Until next time, Cheers!



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