The inner workings of my mind generally run in themes.

The theme for this very first dinner party of the Fall was…

ORANGE

Step 1: Set the mood…

Step 2: Cocktail Hour

Pomegranate Margaritas

… by the pitcher

Step 3: Feast

Mesclun salad tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, topped with roasted beets,
mandarin orange slices, and blue cheese

Roasted Orange Chicken Breast with Wild Rice Pancakes

Low Fat Pear Spice Cake
with Orange Rum Sauce

Step 4: Spend the night laughing with friends. . .

Who’s coming over for my next party?