party stress

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to have a sort of non-denominational holiday get together, sent the invitations, and THEN I decided that we should have some sort of a theme. So we thought, why not do it Cuban style? Except that neither of us has cooked Cuban dishes in a long, long time, and now I’m getting a little stressed.
Tons of stuff to do still. To wit:
Drinks: Got the lime juice and the rum for the mojitos and the cuba libres. Got the guava and mango juices. Still need to see if we can find Materva (type of Cuban soda). Will need to ask someone to get vodka and other drinks. In general, I don’t like worrying about booze, as neither of us drinks. But the 40 people coming tomorrow do.
Hors d’Oeuvres: Did the groceries this week. Making the picadillo and empanadas tonight. If enough time, prepare the plantain chips tonight also. Tomorrow: make the cuban sandwiches, prepare crackers with fancy topping, prepare the croquetas; fry the yuca.
Dessert: Still need to order flan. Might be too late now. Might have to skip. Have some Moroccan honeyed confections, but they would clash with the theme. Panic about dessert. Scrap it?
Also still need to clean, decorate, and take a nap before people come.

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