Monday, March 5, 2012

Raclette Dinner Party

Happy Monday! I am so thankful for this 'normal' low key weekend...brunch with friends, lots of dog park time and on Saturday we hosted a raclette dinner party along with our neighbors. For the dinner we started with appetizers and drinks at their home and finished with dinner and dessert at our place. It was a fabulous night, and so much easier hosting a party with someone else...sharing in all the buying and hosting responsibilities...I recommend it! This is a fun and interactive dinner party idea with everyone cooking their own food right at the table. Here are the logistics if you want to host a raclette dinner party of your own.

What you will need:
-Raclette Grill
-Serving dishes
-Steak (I use flank...thinly sliced stripes)
-Raw veggies (chopped...peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms)
-Potatoes...(coined and steamed)
-LOTS of cheese (sliced...raclette, fontina, swiss)
-Pineapple rings (canned)
-Bread and butter (optional...but a great side for this meal)

Cooking Instructions:
Place raw meat and veggies on top to be grilled. In the little pans underneath the grill place potatoes, pineapple or veggies and top with cheese to let melt on top. YUM YUM YUM!

Many of the ingredients.

Ready to set the table.

Veggies and potatoes ready to be served.

The finished table with raclette grills, sliced raw meat, cheese, veggies, bread and drinks.

Starting the night at the neighbors for appetizers and drinks.

They made delicious goat cheese and honey with crackers and the 'to die for' cooked almond/olives!

Back at our place for dinner.

Cooking our dinner on the raclette grills...for better cooking directions check the grill box.