i'm happy to report back that our first dinner party went off without a hitch and all of the food was great! Dylan bought some of the biggest chicken breast i'de ever seen and we made chicken parmesan, garlic bread, and (store made) fresh pasta. the wine was flowing and we had ourselves a good time. sadly, the friends we had over are heading back home to england at the end of april after only two short years here. we'll probably see them once more, but this was likely the last big hurrah.
after dinner board games.
while the preparations were slightly stressful, the end result was great fun. time to plan our next one!