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We love hosting dinner parties, but even when you switch up the menu every time it can often feel like the same ol’ same. If you’re ever in that boat and looking to shake things up, try a Progressive Dinner!
If you’re unfamiliar with what a Progressive Dinner is, you’re likely not alone. We were introduced to them not long ago and only a couple weeks ago decided to give it a try.
It’s a great change from the typical potluck. Essentially each person/couple is in charge of serving a different course of a meal, and that course is served in a different location from the other courses. It can be in the persons home, in a garden, park, or any location you would like to bring your guests.
With our most recent Progressive Dinner, we opted to host the appetizers in our home. We wanted to offer something new, so we actually used one of our Blue Apron meals to create mini versions of the recipe.
We took cues from the plating of the original dish (Seared Chicken & Peach Sauce with Red Rice Salad) and cut the chicken up smaller so it could be skewered. And since all of Blue Apron’s meals are chef-designed, it made the perfect appetizer and was something our guests had never tasted before.
And even though I love cooking and coming up with my own dishes, we’ve used Blue Apron for years now because it makes my life so much easier. Blue Apron sends all the farm-fresh ingredients you need, perfectly portioned, to make these delicious meals without any last minute trips to the grocery store to pick up that one thing you forgot.
I was able to make the entire appetizer in just over 30 minutes, without having to spend any time planning or worrying about it. Which was a nice break from all the travel and the perfect start to our evening with friends.
When the evening was over, we had eaten four delicious courses in 4 different places, and finished the night with a few games and a lot of laughs. For your next dinner party, make an evening of it and turn it into a Progressive Dinner. We love the pace and variety, and it’s even better when Blue Apron does the heavy lifting. Have you ever done a progressive dinner?