It has been a very busy couple of weeks including a family trip (with grand-kids--yippee!) to Colorado for a nephew's wedding and the hosting of a small dinner party last night. Entertaining is not my forté and so to alleviate the stress it can evoke, I chose a menu that allowed for advance prep. Thus I have spent large portions of the last three days in the kitchen. The evening was a success with rave reviews from all--whew!