I don’t usually delve into this topic too frequently but today I want to talk about entertaining gluten free. I tend to focus on this more when I visit my parents’ home as my little studio apartment isn’t conducive to having large groups of friends over at one time. Couple that with the fact that until the beginning of the month I didn’t have a great set up for hosting people and I left the hosting to friends with bigger apartments and more seating options. Until now, that is.
While I still have lots to do with this blank wall and a few other minor updates, here is a peak at my apartment’s “new do:”
New comforter and shams (I just need a purple throw blanket for across the foot of the bed):
New sofa and throw pillows:
Table for dining, homeworking, etc.:
I have also been dying to host a get-together for friends on the rooftop of my building. Sadly, while we had planned to take advantage of the great view and a deck furnished with tables, chairs, and chaise lounges the roof was closed. Boy was I glad to have my expandable table when we made that discovery on Friday! Our meal ending up being nice and cozy
My friend Staci and I worked on creating a menu that met everyone’s dietary needs yet would be fun and festive. On the menu:
- Spinach salad with strawberries, pear, pecans, and feta cheese
- Stuffed bell peppers
- Roasted green beans
- Baked apples
Here are a few highlights from dinner on Friday. Over the week I’ll be updating you with the recipes and tips I used to feed my friends a delicious meal that was naturally gluten free and vegetarian.