Find part one of the dinner party here: http://michellesdigitalcreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/italian-feast.html
The dinner party was a raging success!! All were surprised when they arrived and did not smell anything cooking. One of my friends said, "since dinner isn't started yet, I am happy to give you a hand." I smiled and responded "you sure are." Too funny. Everyone had a great time with it. The boys absolutely killed the girls in the trivia contest and had at least double the ingredients the girls did. Turns out the olive oil was the sought after ingredient and the girls got it as they got first pick!!
The girls ended up making breaded stuffed chicken breast over spaghetti noodles in a white sauce. The boys made a delicious sweet pepper red sauce with meatballs over rigatoni noodles. They used a blend of hamburger and Italian sausage in the meatballs that was delicious. It was a tough choice over which was better. All voted at the end of the meal and the girls got all but two of the votes for their chicken. Ironically, both of the votes for the meatballs were cast by the girls!!
A good time was had by all. When you are looking for a fun, different idea for a dinner party, this is definitely something to consider!!