Menu Finds with Weekend Gala Extravaganza Dinner Party #5

Hi Friends, I am back with another EXCITING dinner party, complete with the Menu!!

The lady8home dinner poster

Don’t you just love dinner parties? I adore them. Large, small, medium, private, public, dancy, fancy, stuck up, footloose, dressy, casual, kiddie, couples, birthday, anniversary or just a ladies night – you name it and I love it.

Creating a fancy menu excites me equally. Should I go for finger foods or mocktails? Cheese or fries? Maybe a pizza night. No, no, let’s have a 7 course dinner evening.

The possibilities are endless. What would you like to cook? How would you go about the decoration? Or table setting? Put on your thinking caps, tie that apron and come on over. Let’s PARTEY!!!!

So what do we have for this week’s Menu?



roasted-pepper-tomato-tapenade – my favorite of the extravaganza this week.







chicken florentine pasta

chicken florentine pasta


Blue cheese salmon meatballs

Blue cheese salmon meatballs





pumpkin custard

pumpkin custard cups


The Winning dish of the week:

shrimp and grits

shrimp and grits southern style – the most viewed recipe of the week. I can’t wait to make it. Perfect for a party, don’t you think?



This week, I am introducing a kiddie party special dish. If I get a recipe that might be a definite hit with the kids in a kiddie party, it will be featured here. This week, the ‘Kiddie hit of the week’ is:

peanut butter sandwich

peanut butter chocolate sandwich – Kiddie zone party special


Now, do link up for next week’s menu.

The Lady 8 Home Weekend Dinner Extravaganza

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Link up your dishes right here. I want all of us to have fun. And when you have dinner parties at home, you know where to get the ideas from.

The Fun Begins:

The linky party opens Thursday midnight and closes Sunday midnight EST. You can post:

a) Anything that you can present in a dinner party. Numbers don’t matter, make whatever takes your fancy. Whip up that cream, grab the wine bottle, broil those steaks, chop the greens or fillet that fish. Go healthy or go sinful. It’s a party, HAVE FUN!

You can also post on party decoration ideas, party games ideas, ice breaker ideas, beauty tips, fashion ideas – in short anything that makes a party rocking.

b) Link new or old blog posts. Share one or share more if you want. But please make sure to link the URL of your blog post, and NOT the homepage. Also, post your own creations and photographs that you have the copyright to.

c) Leave me a comment telling me what you posted.

d) Like my Facebook page for updates, and share this linky party with your friends.

e) Mingle with other Party goers. Visit them and leave them comments. The whole idea of a party is to make friends and this is no different.

Next week I will create the menu – I will pick at least 1-3 appetizer, 2-4 entres, and 1 or 2 dessert items. Also I will share the most viewed post and include it in the menu. I will also pick the most interesting and helpful dinner party help ideas.
I will share them on Twitter, my facebook page and Pinterest.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

The Lady8Home Gala Dinner Extravaganza

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19 comments for “Menu Finds with Weekend Gala Extravaganza Dinner Party #5

  1. October 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Hi Minnie! LOVE the addition of the kiddie dish!! Thanks for hosting your dinner party each week. Have a great weekend!! XOXO
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  2. October 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    what an awesome menu!
    my favorite would have to be the pasta and i know the kiddie dish is for kids but i want to bite into those sandwiches too…hahah

    • October 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      I agree. They look divine, and so simple too!And they have been made by kids too. Isn’t that awesome?!

  3. October 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    what a perfect menu….thanks for visiting me minnie…
    you have a lovely blog!!!!
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    • October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      You are welcome Bhavna! Welcome to my blog and I am looking forward to know you more.

  4. October 12, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    Shrimp and grits is in the same theme as the peanut butter sandwich! Both things that Elvis (and I!) love 🙂
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    • October 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      Lol! Thanks Lorraine.

  5. October 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Thank you for featuring my Chicken Pasta Florentine! Love your blog and party! Nettie
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    • October 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      Thanks Nettie! I hope you will join this week too!

  6. October 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    ah i m a vegetarian nothing in the menu for me.. but for kiddies special let me try this
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  7. October 14, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    that does look like a fantastic dinner party menu!
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    • October 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

      Thanks so much Kale 😀

  8. March 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    This is an awesome event. I am pretty sure this is very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing this.

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