Taking Back My Twenties


Posted on Nov 29, 2012 | 4 comments

I spent my evening cleaning! I mentioned on Tuesday that I’m hosting a pre-prom party, and since I didn’t want to put the hard part off until Saturday, I went ahead and took care of all the chores I hate – toilets, shower, cleaning that little space between the wall and the kitchen sink, and clearing off my desk, which tends to get piled up with junk. I feel especially good about these tasks because I’m usually not very productive at night. I tend to get sucked onto the couch and work on computer things. But tonight, I popped open a Corona, turned up the Christmas tunes, and got dirty.


Anyway, the fun part is planning the menu, prepping the food, and then the fiesta itself. Entertaining is a lot of work, and I’d do it more if it weren’t for the cost, but I love it! I think I just enjoy anything that involves planning and food.


Since this gathering is just a short pre-game, I’m keeping it simple. Everything can be assembled beforehand and put in the oven when people arrive.

Mushroom and Pepper Pizza – I like to make a square because you can cut it into smaller squares and it still looks pretty (Well I guess you could kinda do that with a round too…)

Pigs in a Blanket – Trader Joe’s has its own version of crescent rolls as well as cocktail dogs.

Mexican Dip – A simple version with layers of refried beans, cheese, salsa, and guacamole.

Goat, gouda, and salami with crackers and fruit.

Mini caprese skewers – Halved cherry tomatoes drizzled with oil and balsamic with cheese in the center.

And another apple crisp, because Matt gobbled down the leftovers of the one I made Tuesday. Plus, it’s a quick crowd pleaser!


And wine + beer! One day we’ll have the funds for a full liquor bar…


Hey, gotta please all palates with the bud:) I also bought nice beer.

Happy weekend!!


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  1. Susan

    Your menu sounds great. I esp. like your Mexican dip. I’ll have to make that next time I have my book club over. Hope the party goes well!

  2. Emily @ www.main-eats.com

    Sounds like a fun party-can’t wait to hear about it!!!

  3. Christy

    Do you mind posting the recipe for the apple crisp? Looks delicious!

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