Yesterday Jake and I hosted our annual dinner party for the HOGS (Happy Omnificent Gourmet Society). This fun group of eight couples takes turns creating a festive event, usually, with a theme.
We decided to kick it ol' school by making everyone play kickball - in our Che Cazzo! kickball tournament. Che Cazzo! is an Italian cuss-phrase that translates - roughly to WTF! - although it's literal meaning is about balls. In any case, it launched me into serving up a feast with foods that were round.
Truth be told, we didn't make it to nine innings...not even close. We called it quits after two, but did work up quite an appetite. And glasses of cherry-chardonnay sangria helped to ease the pain of pulled groin muscles, bloodied knees, and bruised egos.
To kick off the dinner, I served a trio of skewers - with mostly round elements. Skewers galore!
I. Mozzarella Ciliegie + Mini Heirloom Tomatoes + Fresh Basil Leaves
II. Strawberries + Feta Cubes + Mint Leaves
III. Honeydew Melon Balls + Prosciutto di Parma
Also on the bleachers for the appetizers: a variety of olives and Marcona almonds.