Saturday night we had a festive dinner party for six. I haven’t hosted one for couple months so it was time to get back into practice. Also my cousin was in town so it was a good excuse to have him over and introduce him to some NYC friends. Having this dinner party instead of going out was a last minute decision so I was very pressed for time when I got home three hours before our guests were slated to arrive.
On the way home I decided to make: black pepper tofu, shrimp with mango and basil, and sesame/peanut noodles with chicken and red peppers plus chocolate mousse (looking back on it the chocolate mousse was too ambitious). Once we got back I quickly put together a grocery list and dashed off to the store (thankful the grocery store is only a block away).