Progressive Dinner

by Cate on October 19, 2007

This weekend, we’re having our first Progressive Dinner. I’m looking forward to it, and it will be a good way to fill the spot of my old Supper Club, until I can start a new one.

A Progressive Dinner is when you visit different houses for each course of the meal. Tomorrow, we have four houses (including The Neighbors and The Newlywed Neighbors) joining in the fun, and we’re the stop for the Main Course. I’m going with a pasta dish, a favorite one of Nicholas’ (though if the way he gobbled up last night’s Spaghetti Carbonara is any indication, there might be neck-and-neck tie for the top spot). I’m also going to make the Baked Salad Caprese that he liked; I think it makes a perfect side item to the pasta (and you know I can’t just serve pasta by itself!).

Have you ever participated in a Progressive Dinner? What did you make? How many houses? Do tell!

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mdvelazquez October 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm

I’ve never participated in one of these, but it sounds like fun.

My friend had a great time doing a Holiday round robin last year. She visited six homes decorated for the holidays and her home was the seventh. Each home had to offer refreshments and a minimum of 3-4 edibles. To avoid repeats, each participating home had to submit in advance the list what they planned to serve.


Cynthia October 19, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Cate what a great idea! This makes sense if you’re all living next door to each other though right?


Anonymous October 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

We used to do this in my neighborhood once a month, until there was a falling out with a couple of the neighbors. That’s a whole other story LOL!

We started with appetizers and drinks at one house, salad and main course at another (side dishes were also served and contributed by various couples), and we ended up with dessert (and more drinks) at the last house where it turned into Game Night (Cranium, Scene It, Scattergories).

We would do themes sometimes…Italian Night, Hawaiian Night, Mexican Night…you get the idea. There was 10 of us. I made Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Waikiki, did steaks once. There’s a lot you can do. It was so much fun…I wish we were still doing it.



Suzanne October 21, 2007 at 12:03 am

We’ve had these with our Youth group at church. Always a lot of fun! The last one, we hosted dessert, and it was make your own brownie sundaes.

We also had a backwards dinner….where we started with the dessert course FIRST!


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