Sunday, March 2, 2014

Afterglow Reception

As promised, I am sharing my menu and some photos of the Afterglow Reception I hosted following our "Music for the Lenten Season" featuring David Troiano performing on the Historic Hook & Hasting Organ at our Parish.

I was very honored that they asked me to host this for them.  I love doing this sort of thing and even more so when it is for the glory of God.

The Menu

I have this whole menu to feed 200 ppl and I only have 1 recipe to share with you.  I took the easy way out for most of the menu but I like to make my own Salmon Mousse.  It only takes seconds and it is a LOT less expensive.

Salmon Mousse

1 (4 oz) package smoked salmon
2 or more T. half and half
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 (8 oz) pkg. neufchatel cream cheese
1/2 t, dried dill
salt and pepper to taste

Throw everything into food processor and pulse until combined.  Add more cream a bit at a time until the mousse is the consistency you desire.  Taste and adjust seasonings.  Print Recipe

And here is our Afterglow Reception.....It turned out very nice.

The Buffet

The Dessert Bar

Awaiting the Guests

The Guests Arrive

It was a successful night and a nice start to our Lenten Season.


  1. Nice! Tell me though, what is Afterglow?

  2. Just a party held after an event. Sounds fancier than party or reception

  3. Well duh! Now I feel dumb. I thought maybe it was an organization or a group from your church. LOL


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