A Holiday Harvest

I was fortunate enough to be selected by POM Wonderful to host a POM Dinner Party this week. POM was so gracious and sent me two cases of gorgeous pomegranates to help with my menu. Let me tell you these were the BEST pomegranates that I have ever tasted. For my dinner party I incorporated pomegranates into each item I created. I also created a lovely tablescape.

{the table scape: i used pomegranates as place cards}

How to cut a Pomegranate

{while waiting for dinner, guest munched on pomegranate brittle.}

{Appetizer: Bacon wrapped shrimp with a pomegranate glaze}

{Salad: spinach, mandarin oranges, pomegranate arils, slivered almonds and poppyseed dressing}


{Cocktail: a POMtini}


{The main course}
{buttermilk biscuits with pomegranate butter}

{chicken orzo with pomegranate arils}

{and pineapple clove boneless pork ribs with a sweet and tangy pomegranate barbecue sauce}

{Dessert: homemade vanilla ice cream with a pomegranate honey glaze, slivered almonds and pomegranate arils}

{After dinner drink and treat: POMegranate mulled cider and shortbread cookies with a lemon glaze}


xo hope you enjoyed! I`ll post recipes soon!

39 comments :

  1. Wow! I wish I had been at that dinner party!

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  2. This looks both delicious and beautiful! Pomegranates are like the crown jewels of the fruit world :) Can't wait for the recipes (especially the pomtini!)

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  3. Wow! Waht a gorgeous party! The menu looked delcious. Lucky guests!

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  4. Looks awesome. I'm hosting mine on Sunday. I'm completely overwhelmed but I'm excited too.

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  5. Giiiiiirl! this is AHMAZING! I cannot wait to see those recipes! POM made a great choice choosing you! you certainly outdid yourself.
    you;ll be making duck before you know it

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  6. Looks wonderful! Send some shrimp with pom glaze through cyberspace please!

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  7. Wow, your table looks beautiful! I've never cooked with pomegranates, must try huh?!

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  8. Wow, Erica, it looks so delicious. Your table is just beautiful! I love the centerpiece.

    The POMtini is making my mouth water. The perfect shade of red for the holiday season. I will make these FOR SURE!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Thursday.

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  9. I'm impressed with your creativity and plating skills! Looks awesome!

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  10. I'm so impressed! That all looks fab. So fancy!

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  11. Very creative and so beautiful! I'm impressed!

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  12. WOW! What a great party. The table is gorgeous. I love how you wrote everyones names on the poms. The brittle looks super tasty. Great job chicky!

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  13. Everything looks wonderful...do post recipes soon!!!

    Cheers!

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  14. Lovely! Your table scape is just beautiful--perfect for the upcoming holidays. And I'm so amazed at all the creative ways you were able to incorporate pomegranites into your meal. Looks like a delicious evening :)

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  15. Wow - everything looks so delicious!!! The table is beautiful!

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  16. I love your party...it came out great!! I can't wait for some of the recipes! I still have 20+ poms left and need ways to use them! I hosted my party on Monday night and had such a fun time!

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  17. I have never heard of pomegranate butter before!! I love that idea!

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  18. OMG...lucky YOU! Everything looks amazing:)

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  19. Wow, Erica everything looks beautiful and so yummy!
    How do you get on your dinner list :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Smoochies
    gi gi

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  20. oh YUM! this looks just delicious. i can't wait for the recipes!!

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  21. LOVE this dinner party ... how fabulous. The POM's with the names written on them is so brilliant.

    Well done and very inspiring.

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  22. Well done - looks like it was a lovely meal! Like your logo - very clever! I am having 8 guests over on Sunday - YIKES! Overly ambitious project perhaps - fingers crossed I can pull it off as well as you did : )

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  23. mmmmm good food good booze whats there not to love, this looks like such a delicious meal. btw the pic of you in the post below reminds me sooo much or adrianna lima!

    lovely blog I'm your newest follower :D

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  24. Everything looks beautiful and yummy!

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  25. i absolutely love pomegranates and never knew there were so many ways to use them. pomegranate butter? that sounds pretty awesome! I have always loved the seeds on my salads (tho that's not near as cool).

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  26. How awesome girl!! Everything looks so good and so pretty! Wish I was there to enjoy that dinner! Loving the pomtini, I need to make that!

    Snowmen are the best!

    Also I got an email from you but accidently deleted it before reading : ( I think it was in response to asking where you lived that one comment, saying that it looked like where my fiance I lived when I was living there, so didnt want you to think I ignored you, just didnt get to read the email!

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  27. This dinner looks delicious!
    I love the pomegranates as place cards.
    Pomtini looks absolutely delish!

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  28. Using a pomegranate as a place card is brilliant! Guests are even able to take them home as favors and enjoy them.

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  29. Wow! what a lovely dinner party! So creative with the pomegranates. and the tablescape is beautiful!

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  30. Your dinner looks amazing! I wish I didn't despise pomegranates :-(

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  31. wow, so many yummy meals with pomegranates! yum yum x

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  32. What an amazing meal, Erica! Your guests must've been SO impressed!!

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  33. how fun! how do you get offers like that from companies!? love it!

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  34. Fantastic...I love everything about this post! thanks for sharing!

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  35. what a fabulous dinner party!! love pom :)

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