Because I'm proud I pulled it off. =)
We had - Guacamole, Spicy Bean Dip, and an Indian Cucumber Lemon Dip-- All from the Chicago Tribune Cookbook, with veggies and chips for dipping.
Eggplant with Tomato and Mozzerella -From the "Italy the Beautiful" Cookbook
Gorgonzola, walnuts and pear on homemade French Bread -From the Berghoff Cookbook
Sausage, Green Peppers and Onion - The meat was from our local, very good, butcher's shop.
German Potato Salad -- From the Berghoff Cookbook.
Later, after we all recover, we're having Eli's original recipe cheesecake (Chicago Tribune Cookbook again) and strawberries. And then, off to the fairgrounds for the fireworks!