My First “Dinner Party”

October 13, 2008 at 12:56 am | Posted in appetizer, Cakes, Cheese, Dessert, Fun, Menus, pasta, pizza, wine | 11 Comments

I use the term “dinner party” loosely because really it was me and two of my awesome co-workers who also happen to be very good friends of mine.  I decided I wanted to have them over for dinner so we turned it into a fun event – we all dressed up and made it a true “girls night” and had waaaaaay too much to drink.  And by that I mean that I had a bottle and a half of wine.  On a Thursday night.  I felt miserable on Friday.  Stupid, stupid.  HOwever, we had an absolute blast!!!  We are already planning our next one – Asian inspired food with a prom night theme…HA!

Here was my menu:

Appetizers:

Bruschetta with Fresh Marinated Mozzarella

Garlic Bread
Port Wine Cheese Ball with crackers

Dinner:
Stuffed Shells
Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Pesto (recipe to follow)
Margherita Pizza (recipe to follow)

Dessert:
Chocolate Lasagna
Assorted Milano cookies (I couldn’t help it…I adore them!!!)

Drinks:

Gewurtztraminer
Pinot Grigio
Shiraz

 

Oh yeah, did I mention that I wore my wedding dress?  Yeah, I drink wine in it often so I decided it would be a riot to answer the door in it with an apron on.  My friends loved it!  HA!  That’s right.  I’m insane.  You know you love me.  : )

Menu: June 29 – July 5

June 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm | Posted in Menus | Leave a comment

I have to get back into the habit of posting my menus – I write one every week but I always forget to post.  So without further adieu…

Sunday – Smothered pork chops, corn on the cob, salad

Monday – Crispy Chicken Wraps, fresh salsa and chips

Tuesday – Spice rubbed grilled turkey cutlets, salad, red potatoes

Wednesday (kids) – Breakfast for dinner

Thursday – Stuffed shells, salad

Friday – 4th of July – going to a party

Saturday – Out of town for our 1st anniversary weekend!  Woo hoo!  Eating barbecue in Memphis!  : )

Menu April 20 – April 26

April 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm | Posted in Menus | 1 Comment

Sunday- Fast Fancy Chicken, corn, salad

Monday (kids) – turkey breast (cooked in crockpot with potatoes and onions), corn, green beans, salad

Tuesday- Italian stuffed chicken breasts, roasted red potatoes, salad

Wednesday (kids) – tacos

Thursday – Penne w/Vodka sauce with chicken, salad

Friday (kids) – Honey glazed chicken, edamame, rice, fortune cookies (maybe homemade if I get crazy..HA!)

Saturday (kids) – dinner at my mom’s house (she doesn’t know yet…hi mom!  We’re coming on Saturday!)

Menu: March 16 – March 22

March 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Menus | 4 Comments

I have several blog updates to do…just not enough hours in the day right now but I have to put my menu on here for my reference!  Hopefully I’ll get some time tomorrow  evening for more updates!  : )

Sunday:  Cooking Light spicy chicken quesadillas, chips and salsa

Monday: Smoked spicy Louisiana sausage & veggies (TBD)

Tuesday: Cooking Light Penne with Vodka Sauce modified by Andrea, salad

Wednesday: (kids) Breakfast for dinner

Thursday:  Pork tenderloin, roasted red potatoes, sweet corn

Friday:  Out to dinner

Saturday:  Cooking Light Creole crusted chicken, Cooking Light seasoned fries

(I’m really trying to start using Cooking Light more…spring and summer are right around the corner and that means bathing suit weather – yipes!)

Menu: March 9 – March 15

March 8, 2008 at 7:29 pm | Posted in Menus | 4 Comments

I slacked on posting my menu last week so I wanted to get back into the habit this week.  It helps keep me on track!  I am not really creative this week as we have the kids a lot and I have several other things going on so a lot of easy things.  : )

Sunday:  Potato flake chicken, corn, roasted red potatoes

Monday (kids):  Tacos & Cooking Light chicken quesadillas

Tuesday (Bunco night for me): Slow cooker turkey, mashed potatoes, corn

Wednesday (kids): Breakfast for dinner

Thursday:  Fast Fancy Chicken, steamed broccoli, corn, salad

Friday (kids):  Baked Ziti, salad

Saturday (kids): lunch – soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, dinner – going to Tommy’s parents house

Menu: Feb 24 – March 1

February 23, 2008 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Menus | 3 Comments

Tommy is in Dubai for most of the week so making a menu was a little harder this week – I forgot how much I hate cooking for one!!! 

Sunday:  Andrea’s turkey meatballs served over wheat pasta, side salad

Monday:  Italian stuffed chicken breasts, steamed veggies, side salad

Tuesday:  Cooking Light spicy chicken quesadillas

Wednesday:  Bruschetta chicken, steamed broccoli, salad

Thursday (Tommy gets home!):  Lasagna

Friday:  Eat out?

Saturday (kids): lunch – tacos, dinner – ?

Menu: Feb. 17- Feb 23

February 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Menus | 6 Comments

Menu for next week (a crazy weird week)

Sunday:  Fancy fast chicken, roasted red potatoes, sweet corn

Monday:  Shrimp and mushroom linguine with creamy herb cheese sauce (chicken for me)

Tuesday:  (Going to hear Lisa Ling speak…not sure if we’ll be home)  If home; Southwest Layer salad with chicken

Wednesday: (Kids)  Tacos

Thursday: Garlic cheddar chicken, fried potatoes, sweet corn

Friday: (Tommy leaves for Dubai – my best friend is coming up – she wants something “really fattening so I can just eat and eat and put on my fat pants”…LOL).  I think I’ll go with my famous chicken nachos, and also making a new chicken Mexican dish that is AWESOME.  Lots of salty, fatty, Mexican food.  That’s for you Erin.  : )

Saturday:  (I’ll be at my parents house)

Menu Week of 2/10 – 2/16

February 7, 2008 at 2:32 am | Posted in Menus | 2 Comments

I’m a little ahead of myself in making my menu for next week already but I have to do it when I have time so….

Sunday: Chicken and mushrooms in roasted garlic sauce, salad
Monday: (kids) Tacos
Tuesday: Bruschetta chicken, salad, wheat pasta
Wednesday: (kids) Valentine’s Day with the kids – heart shaped pizza, salad
Thursday: Valentine’s Day!! Eating out
Friday: (kids) Nina’s Potato Flake Chicken, sweet corn, roasted red potatoes
Saturday: (kids) Eat out

Menu: January 20th – January 26th

January 20, 2008 at 6:31 pm | Posted in Menus | 3 Comments

I so have to get back in the habit of posting my menus… : )

Sunday- L: 5 Minute Southwest Salad, D: Dorito Chicken ala Rachel, via Clara’s blog, roasted potatoes, salad
Monday- (T & I both off work-woohoo!) L: Out to lunch, D: Chicken Paremesan, salad
Tuesday – Chicken Nachos (Okay, not so healthy but haven’t had them in FOREVER!)
Wednesday – (Kids) Taco Pie (healthy style)/Tacos
Thursday – Crockpot ribs (from Lorena’s Blog), corn on the cob, salad
Friday – Date Night
Saturday- L: Chicken & Potato pizza, D: Company Party

I’m being not SO good this week with dinners. I have some things I need to use up so back on the super healthy train next week, though hopefully I can make everything with enough substitutes to not be too terrible for us. : )

Menu Week of 1.07 – 1.12

January 7, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Posted in Menus | Leave a comment

I guess you could say that I fell off of the wagon over the past month or so. I don’t mean that in the sense that most people mean it in – what I mean is I fell off of the “I need to eat right” and “I need to workout” wagon. Not a good one to fall off of. So, now that it is the New Year, I am climbing right back up into the wagon with the help of my husband who is now getting up at 5am to go workout. Ick. Thank goodness I can go at lunch!

Anyway, I have decided I need to get back to making menus so that I have a good plan for the week and it will help me better plan out more healthy meals. I am easing back into things but here it is for this week….

Monday: Balsamic chicken with mushrooms, baked potatoes, salad
Tuesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Wednesday: Chicken tacos
Thursday: Italian stuffed chicken breasts (WW style)
Friday: Southwest salads
Saturday: Date night

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