I wasn’t able to throw my annual retro holiday cocktail party this year (complete with Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree). I only mention this in hopes of explaining the somewhat ridiculous spread (pictured) that occurred at my house last night to celebrate the Mad Men premier. Let’s just say I had some domestic demons that needed exorcising.
The ’60s grub:
-Swiss fondue with broccoli, potatoes, cornichons, bread, and Vienna sausages
-American cheese and ham roll-ups with either a green olive or cherry tomato on top
-Giant cheese ball with Ritz crackers
-Crudité with blue cheese dip
-Cherry Jell-O mold with maraschino cherries
-Pineapple fruit tree (aka, the dessert version of the Astro-Weenie)
-Lemon coconut bars
Needless to say, there were also a few fancy cocktails involved. Manhattans, mostly, and plenty of bubbly. I’d like to think Betty would have approved (Draper and Crocker).