So no pictures of the party...(no photo of the banana smeared face - forehead included -of Boaz eating by himself), no photo of the soup which was delicious, or the salmon and the two different mayos...but, fortunately I did get some photos of the things I made in advance and without any more babbling, here's the menu which would make a great Brunch too because most of it can be made 1 -2 days ahead.
Jalapeno Cornbread( just picture it made in an 8"x8" pan & cut into squares)
Rye bread (store bought and not nearly as good as from Montreal or Toronto, oh well)
Platter of cheese - Dragon's Breath Blue Cheese (that doesn't look like any blue cheese I've ever seen, but tasted divine), Brie, Manchego and Leicester
Roasted Salmon with Chipotle Rub served with Chipotle Mayo or Olive Tapenade Mayo (without the asparagus, just garnished with lemon wedges)
Endives stuffed with Ginger Carrot Dip
Sliced Tomatoes with Marinated Feta Cheese
We were 9 but the table was extended as far as we coud make it to accomodate all the dishes. Too bad I didn't get to take a table shot...oh well...perhaps next year.
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