Normally, I don’t host Sunday dinner for my family. Sure, I cook something for it weekly, but I rarely host it. So, when I thought I would be funny and joke about not getting our Sunday dinner invitation on Saturday, I was shocked to find the whole thing backfire. Next thing I knew, I was planning dinner for 12. On Saturday night.
Right away, I knew that speed was going to be essential to a successful dinner. After all, my house was nowhere near ready to host 12, or anyone for that matter. So, a good portion of the day needed to be devoted to cleaning and organizing.
As for the menu? I made it up fast, with a little help from a friend who entertains often. Here’s a great menu run-down, similar to what my friend and I created:
And, I decided to whip up a fast, easy Black Bean, Avocado and Tomato Dip
to serve with tortilla chips too.
It’s as easy as can be. With just four ingredients, plus salt and pepper, it takes minutes to stir together and adds a nice and colorful touch to the meal. Better yet, the use of Muir Glen Tomatoes with Chipotle Pepper adds a nice kick to the dip – without making it too spicy for the kids.Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.