I've been in a very black and white mood lately. I think I need to pull it back a bit.
But, while I'm in the throws of it I decided to set the table in black and white (again).
I thought the table looked pretty.
Estate sale stemware, Ikea runners, Homegoods plates and Grandmas flatware.
The prep went well. Things were looking good
(Ina Garten recipe - white chocolate apricot, cranberry, pistachio bark)
and smelling great (if I do say so myself).
(Ina Garten roasted chicken breast recipe)
Dessert was looking delectable.
It was a very Ina menu. Good ole Ina, she's NEVER let me down before...
But this time, the chicken was dry :( Oh Ina, why have you forsaken me?!
It's really not her fault. I didn't follow the recipe to the letter. I'm pretty sure my friends will forgive me. And Ina, I forgive you--or should I say, I'll never stray from your instructions again. Lesson learned.
I've had a couple dinner party dishes fail lately and I beat myself up for days after. I love having friends over for a nice dinner, so I'm not going to give up yet. Who wants to be my next guinea pig?...