Our table is ready for foods to just be plunked into the dishes. I've labeled them so I know what goes where, so I won't be fumbling around frantically five minutes before 5. And, of course, I've left a few spots open for what friends are bringing.
Stuff that needs to be plugged in will go on the counter.
We've got a table set up for drinks, and a cooler ready for some bottled water.
The veggies are cut. That's four pounds of carrots! Honestly, I'm hoping for enough leftovers that I can eat a few for lunch all week.
The cheese is cut. :) ha ha...
And the menu is...
Spicy Orange Olives
Black olives, green olives, pickled asparagus, pickles
Carrots and Celery with Chipotle Ranch Dip
Cheese Slices and Crackers
Black Bean and Corn Relish Salsa
Onion and Garlic Hummus (this will kill any chances of *romance* tonight, but it sure is good)
No-Bones Chicken Wing Dip (I hope it looks better after it's baked!)
Mini Meatballs (spicy little devils)
Chili - the rich and meaty kind!