The kids ate a bit, but wanted mostly to hang out with each other and watch "Inside Out" in sleeping bags while eating a freezie. We didn't fight them on this. They were both over-excited to be spending time together and about having a sleepover.
As we tried to have the kids in bed on a good time, to enjoy our late night adult snack, the plans began to crumble. Our daughter couldn't seem to sleep and the babe didn't want anything to do with a travel crib. Took longer than we would have liked to corral our kids, and I missed the charcuterie kick-off, as I had to do a feeding before finally getting the wee boy down. However, when we were finally able to enjoy the charcuterie with two of my brother-in-laws, my sister-in-law and a future sister-in-law, it was awesome. The mood was set with a cozy fire going; and, without a baby to keep me warm, this was especially worthwhile. We talked about politics, learning, and tons of other stuff. All things I miss talking about, since I am usually just cooing at a baby all day. It was so nice and refreshing. Although, the eating so much and so late may have lead to a little bit of a sleepless night. It was well worth it for the company and the deliciousness!
On the charcuterie board we provided the cheese, while the meat, pickled items, and dessert dip were provided by our hosts, and chips, cheese dip and brownie dessert was provided by my other brother-in-law and his fiancee. Cheese: Smoked Gouda, Pine River Caramelized Onion Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Herb Goat's Cheese were all from Vincenzo's. We also brought a small wheel of Brie, but there was so much food, so we left it for another time. We included little toasties for the cheese. Meat: Pancetta (this was amazing!, my fav of the meats, and they were all good), Prosciutto, an Italian Salami and a hot Italian Salami. Pickled items: Olives stuffed with Garlic and Hot Peppers stuffed with Cream Cheese (I had to forgo the peppers, as I knew it would be too hot for me, but heard it was delicious). Dessert: Two-bite Brownies with peanut butter frosting and Reese's Pieces on top; as well as, a Fig and Walnut dip with Cinnamon Chips (yummy).
Hoping to do more of these adult-y nights with this great group of people. Maybe next time we will host.
Charcuterie photographs courtesy Sarah Thuss.
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