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An Italian Dinner Party at the Baynes

We are part of a “Supper Club” and once a month we gather with our friends for a dinner party. Each dinner party has a theme that the menu is based around. Thanks to my friend Jackie, I experienced my first Italian “Sunday Dinner.” It was amazing.
Between the candles and the smell of the sauce filling the house, she created such a warm atmosphere. (It also happened to be the first cool night of the fall season…she must have planned that one.) ๐Ÿ™‚

According to Jackie, every smart “Sunday Dinner” hostess knows to wear slippers, no matter how dressed up she is, because she is on her feet ALL DAY.

Jackie made adorable holders for the food labels out of wine corks. I love these!

The official “Taste Tester” of the evening….
(wearing his Ohio Buckeyes necklace)

We enjoyed drinks and appetizers before dinner.

The food was delicious!

The Menu
Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Antipasto (Jackie’s Recipe)

Vegetable Minestrone

Zesty Roasted Garlic Bread

Main Course: Traditional Homemade Sunday โ€œGravyโ€ over Penne Pasta
with Homemade Meatballs, Italian Sausage and Pork (Jackie’s Recipe)

Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti


Specialty Cocktail: Bocce Ball

Buon Appetito!

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  1. Maria Rose says:

    Hello Courtney,

    I love your photos from the Italian dinner party that you posted. I was wondering if I could use the table setting one for a short online fundraiser auction. Our church is having a Gala auction to raise funds for a project and my husband and I are donating an Italian gourmet dinner party as one of the auction items. Let me know what you think.

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