Happy WIAW Y’all! I know I normally highlight my typical M-F meals on WIAW, featuring Tuesday’s eats. However, today I’m changing it up just a little. I didn’t take any good pictures, but there are a few recipes and items worth sharing from the weekend.
Kevin and I invited two other couples (and an adorable 5 month-old) over for dinner on Friday. We started off with wine and bruschetta. Let me first say, this particular Fre wine is not a winner. I was happy to have something since we were serving Shiraz and Cotes du Rhone, but I really can’t recommend it.
The bruschetta, on the other hand, is fabulous! If you live near a Harris Teeter grocery store, you should totally pick some up.
For dinner, I served a small Italian salad and Better Homes & Gardens’ Greek Lamb with Spinach & Artichokes. It tasted very good, though I think I let it cook a bit too long. Instead of orzo, I served it over egg noodles, and I sprinkled each with pasteurized feta.
After dinner, Kevin popped the champagne to celebrate the gender news. No glass for me! (though I stole a sip)
There was also a bit of this. Yes.
I kind of followed Taste of Homes’ Chocolate Trifle recipe. I made changes though, like swapping brownies for cake, mixing 1/3 of the Cool Whip into the pudding prior to layering, and using Kit Kat bars instead of Heath. (no – not the least bit paleo, vegan, healthy, nutritious) I think I’d skip the coffee next time too.
- Are you a fan of playing hostess?
- Ever let yourself just make something totally sinful and delicious?