Charles and I jumped at the chance to host an Olympics themed SND since he is British and the Olympics are in London. We instructed our friends to choose a country to represent and make a dish from that country. For those who wanted to go the extra mile the could also wear an outfit to represent their country. Charles finally got to wear the Union Jack bow tie I bought him for his birthday, even though he made Greek food. Our Australian friend, Adrian, wore a jersey and brought Fosters beer. Dre and Dimo represented Germany by wearing the colors of the German flag and bringing beer, brats, and sauerkraut. John represented Italian sausage, Dana represented Thailand with Spring Rolls, Woody and Mary represented Sweden with Swedish Meatball cupcakes (Swedish Meatballs topped with Mashed Potato and Cranberry Sauce), Caroline represented Spain with Potatas Bravas, and I also represented Greece and made Moussaka. I finally followed through with taking photos to document all the delicious foods my friends prepared. My friends are a creative bunch, and they all did a great job tackling the theme. We decided that people take the themed dinner more seriously and we always end up with more food then we normally do.
Thank you to everyone who came to dinner! Later this week I will be posting the recipes for the Greek dishes that Charles and I made. Here are photos of the delicious dishes my friends made:
|Charles's Tzatziki with Pita|
|Caroline's Potatas Bravas|
|Woody and Mary's Swedish Meatball Cupcakes|
|Dre and Dimo's Brats, Beer, and Sauerkraut|
|John's Italian Sausage and Peppers|
|Dana's Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce|