Diva's Devilish Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  • ​pastry cups and mini chicken pot pie filling
Carefully fill the pastry cups with the pot pie filling and place on working trays. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Sherried Mushrooms in Phyllo Cups
  • phyllo cups and filling
Carefully fill the phyllo cups with the mushroom filling and place on working trays.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
2:00 - 2:30PM

Organization is key - right?  Sue and I were feeling very confident about our preparation.  She left shortly after we put the potatoes in the oven.  I was considering what to do next ... maybe help my husband shovel snow because it still hadn't stopped snowing?  Then the front doorbell rang.  It was Sue telling us that their car was stuck at the end of our driveway!!!  The road was a sheet of ice.  An hour and a half and one dented bumper later, they were on their way home to get dressed for the celebration.

My husband and I were still shoveling, it was still snowing and I was convinced it was time to "pull the plug" on our celebration.  Sue's husband convinced me that was the wrong call, everyone was planning on showing up and wouldn't have made their own plans for dinner.  I reluctantly agreed but insisted that we call every guest to let them know the celebration was on and to BE CAREFUL on our icy road!!  To tell the truth, after the first few calls it was obvious that no one planned to miss the celebration.  50 people were ready to show up and raring to go!

5:30PM
I finally put the shovel down and went inside to take a shower.
 2:30-3:00PM

Fancy Roasted Potatoes
 Cut potatoes in half or quarters so they are about the size of a cherry tomato.  Toss with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.  Roast in a single layer in a 400 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes.  Start checking them at 15 minutes to determine whether they are ready.   You should be able to easily insert a table fork.

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