And it's party planning time! As previously mentioned, I've been chosen to participate in a festive entertaining competition with The theme of the competition is “Spice Up the Holidays” and I'm going to do exactly that! This coming weekend I've invited some special friends to enjoy a special dinner - a 'Spice Up the Holidays Caribbean Dinner' to be exact! Although the weather may be cold out, I'm heating and spicing things up with a taste of the tropics for the holidays. I'll be preparing a Caribbean inspired dinner highlighting seasonal favorites with an island twist...
Spice Up the Holidays Caribbean Dinner Menu:
Cocktail: Holiday Pomegranate Rum Punch
Appetizer: Crabcakes with Tropical Salsa
Main Entree: Jamaican Jerk Pork Crown Roast
Side Dish: Festival Cornbread Fritters
Salad: Caribbean Mixed Salad with Pineapple Mango Vinaigrette
Starch: Pigeon Peas & Rice
Dessert: Caramel Banana Rum Cake a la mode
With some tropical island tunes playing in the background, a bright, colorful tablescape with fresh flowers, and a tropical feast full of flavors, this is one holiday dinner I hope my guests will enjoy! But in the end, our celebrity judge, former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn will need to think it's worthy of the win. Either way, I'm having fun planning it and can't wait to get it all on the table this coming weekend. Stay tuned - deliciousness is on its way!...