Since the boys totally went all out on the dinner they made us M and I decided that Something Must Be Done.
(Apparently also, M's boyfriend keeps making that stew and going "you'll never top this.")
So, here is the fabulous Italian inspired dinner to whup the boys' French inspired dinner:
Course One: Antipasti platter
Course Two: Pasta with garlic and oil (we'll probably get a really awesome looking pasta)
Course Three: Sliced strawberries and kiwi in a fun design
Course Four: Braised beef with a wine and mushroom sauce, topped with fried onions
Course Five: Steamed fresh sugar snap peas with lemon juice
Course Six: Biscotti, espresso, sambucca
We'll also have little Petit Four holding the place cards at the table (since M does love her little desserts).
We're going to WIN. :-D