Or at least a lot of it and fun at the house.

The Menu:

Thursday Cocktail Party-Cheese and Crackers, Charcuterie, Nuts, Olives, Champagne, Ginger Peach Sangria

Dinner-Grilled Corn and Avocado Shrimp Salad, Grilled Ratatouille, Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, Market Fish, Red and White Wine

Dessert-Hazelnut Cake with Mint Chocolate Pudding

Friday Brunch-Apple Coffee Cake, Grilled Fruit Salad, Yogurt, Granola, Frittata du Jour

The frittata was made with leftover fish from dinner, sauteed bell peppers, carrots, and locally grown celery-I mention that it was locally grown because it was much darker and sweeter than the kind you usually find in the grocery store. The fish went over well with all-I assumed some would find it gross but it was the first to go.

Cocktail Party-Hummus, Vegetables Nues, Crackers, Guacamole, and Gummy Bear Sangria

Dinner-Fall Squash Farro Salad, Grilled Ratatouille, Smushed Potatoes, Salmon Kebabs, Grilled Steak du Jour, Red and White Wine

Dessert-S’mores by the fire

Fire in the making!

and keeping Mei warm

Saturday Brunch-Yogurt & Granola, Fruit du Jour, Whipped Ricotta,Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Saturday fun at the house:

This water was freezing, but most made the plunge.  I realized I left my swimsuit at the apartment in NYC.

And after all the fun, more food :).

Dinner-Grilled Veggie Pizza, Salad du Jour, Linguine with Clams

Dessert-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches: Red Velvet w/ Cream Cheese Ice cream, Chocolate w/ Plum Ice Cream, and Snickerdoodle w/ Apple Bourbon Ice Cream

I am stuffed until next year!!