Tuesday, March 13, 2012

26th Birthday Party (Pinterest Recipes!)

Friday I took off work so that I could clean and cook for my girls’ night birthday party.

It was a real treat having a three day weekend; actually it was totally divine and I wish I always had a three day weekend. (When did we all start working so damn much? Ugh. It’s terrible. But that’s a whole different conversation).

Anyway, Matt and I TOTALLY took advantage of the three day weekend together and enjoyed it with some amazing friends and family!

Basically we drank and ate entirely too much all weekend long and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. My butt may be bigger, but it was totally worth it. 

For Friday night’s party I decided to ONLY make recipes from Pinterest. I honestly was really nervous about this, not knowing how anything would turn out. Luckily all my amazing girlfriends all agreed to bring a dish and a bottle of wine, so I knew we’d have some sort of food if my recipes bombed. 

But I actually surprised myself because everything I made turned out good!

I made four different Pinterest recipes. 
(Here are the links to the blogs where they were pinned!)

I think they were actually successful in that order. 

The Moscato spritzer was really yummy and so flippin easy!
It’s just Barefoot Moscato wine, Sprite Zero and Frozen raspberries (I used mixed berries, though) combined. Served chilled. 
My only party fail was that my very cute beverage dispenser got clogged up with a blueberry (within an hour of the party) and didn’t work anymore, Waah. Luckily my neighbor was nice enough to go get her beautiful glass pitcher and we just dumped the spritzer into that and served it. (You got hunks of fruit in your drink then which was good if you didn’t let your drink sit too long, because once the fruit sat for for a few hours it was mushy. Ha!) 

The pizza rolls were also super easy and super tasty! No pictures of these, sorry. I was in a panic making them because the readers had arrived and I wasn’t ready for them. I actually almost burnt them; thank goodness I didn’t because they were the biggest hit, besides the wine (of course).
Crescent Rolls
Mozzarella string cheese
Roll the pepperoni and half of a string cheese into the crescent roll. Follow crescent roll baking instructions.

The Mexican dip I kind of improvised. I didn’t go exactly by the recipe but it still turned out super yummy!

Mexican Dip
Can of Whole Corn (Drained)
Can of Black Beans (washed and drained)
Can of diced tomatoes
Chopped Green Pepper
Chopped Jalapeño
Chopped Onion
2 Tablespoons of Virgin Olive Oil
Add a little salt and pepper. 
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Serve with hint of Pepper jack and hint of Jalapeno tortilla chips. Amazing!  
I also added fresh avocado on top after I had mixed everything else together. (don’t want to smash your avocado).

Well actually I didn’t add the avocado I asked my two girlfriends, Emily and Jess too. They gave me a bunch of shit because they said I get totally stressed when I’m hosting a party. 

(Unbelievable, isn’t it? Hahah)

I think they think I get stressed because of the following “incident.”
I was trying to make the damn pizza rolls and asked one of them to please cut the avocado and add it on top of the Mexican dip. Ok, maybe I didn’t even say please but they both just looked at me. The readers had just entered the house, I was trying to hurry and get everything together. According to Jess and Emily this is when I gave them both the look of death and screamed, “Can someone cut the F-in avocado?!!” They looked at each other and said, “Have you ever cut an avocado?” I was like, “Just cut the f-in avocado!” The both were dying laughing at me because I’m such a stress ball. Hahah! We laughed about it all night.

Chocolate Pretzels with M&M's
Square Pretzels
Hershey Kisses
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Place pretzel squares on a cookie sheet, put Hershey kiss on top of the pretzel and put in oven for 3 minutes. When they come out of the oven smash M&M lightly on top of the Hershey kiss. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes. Serve.
(The only problem I ran into was that some of the Hershey kisses fell off of the pretzel. And don’t do what I did either, and store them in a Ziploc bag- the Hershey kisses will for sure fall off.)
Other than that, these were a very good sweet/salty snack!  
I was happy with all my Pinterest recipes. I can’t wait to have or go to another party and make some tasty things from Pinterest!

And here are some moments from Friday night that had us laughing….

Me, “We live in Essex, none of our doors close!” (Regarding how literally none of doors in our house close properly). 

Brittany, “Where did I park?” Me, “You didn’t you brought your boat.” Brittany, “Oh yeah, let me get my lifejacket out of your house.” (To the HUGE boat that sits out front of our neighbors house). 

Jeanette: “Chuck and that camper. Here take a picture of my boobs, I’ll show him something better then that camper!” 

Everyone, “There’s a random dog at your door!” Me, “Oh it’s just Ari. Let him in.” 

Reader, “You should get out of the shower and walk around your house wet, completely naked and when you hit a cold spot that’s when you know there’s a spirit present.” Me, “I think I’ll pass….” 

Me, “Take the damn pretzels.” Katie, “No we don’t have any snacks at our house.” Me, “Not even pretzels?” Katie, “No.” Me, “For the love of god! Take the damn pretzels and a donut for your poor deprived husband!” 

Needless to say, it was a very interesting and fun night! I feel lucky to have such fun girlfriends!
 I wish I would of taken more pictures of us girls. 

Next party, I will be sure to keep my camera out!


Brittany said...

You got busy!! It all looks delicious...especially the dip. I'm impressed! Sorry about your rascal of a blueberry getting stuck...but if thats the only problem you had sounds like it was a big success!

TJOsMommy said...

I am so trying that wine spritzer. this weekend even! Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

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Fashionhypnotised girl

Faith said...

Omgoodness!!! Everything looks incredible!! I so want the pretzels!!!