I work with really nice people. I was a little nervous because I’d invited thirty people over and only thought they would all fit, but hadn’t tested it. It was great; my apartment has a perfect configuration for parties because all the rooms open off of a center foyer. The foyer is fairly large so people can spill from one area to the next with no problems.

We had a lot of food, and I’d been told that Icelanders always show up with a bottle of wine when they go to parties because of how expensive alcohol is. Yep. Every group that arrived had a beverage and it was all consumed by the time people left at three a.m.

The Menu
Hummus with Pita Toasts
Dried Apricots with Goat Cheese and Pistachios
Antipasto-stuffed Baguettes
Spinach Tortolini with Pesto
Three Bean Salad
Cheese and Crackers (Raclette, Taleggio, Gorgonzola, and Norwegian Brie)
Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl and Veggies
Chips and Salsa

The spinach dip was a huge hit because it doesn’t exist out here. I had an interesting time in the grocery store trying to find the right packet of soup mix. Shopping in a foreign language is always fun.

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