I’m participating in Gwen Bell’s #reverb10 challenge this month which means 31 days filled with daily writing/photography prompts meant to reflect on the past year and at the same time look ahead. December 9 – Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? (Author: Shauna Reid) This isn't about a party that I went to, although there were a few good ones. It's about the one I still want to throw. With only a few weeks left in December, I think this party will go on the wish list for next year. A winter celebration. Zakuski (little morsels in Russian) is a tradition of serving small cold and hot dishes either before or as the main meal. Snow. Pickled and Root vegetables. Friends. Dr. Zhivago. The menu will look something like this: Georgian beans in plum sauce Russian Black Bread and Flat Bread Warm waxy potatoes Mushroom zakuski Pirozhki Eggplant caviar Red Cabbage Salad Green Bean Salad Hard boiled eggs Pickled things: beets, chiles, cucumbers, radishes, red onions Olives Paskha (Russian-Style Farmers' Cheese) Champagne Vodka martinis Any ideas for dessert?