Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pot Luck Dinner with friends!

Thai Chicken Satay Skewers w/
Peanut Sauce

Mini Spanakopitas

Lots of food and it all had not arrived at this point

I have been wanting to host a dinner for quite a while. I love to cook for people and think catering would be an awesome job. I know I can cook well, however, time management is a huge weakness that I need to improve on before I can even think about having a buisness. Anyway, I was hoping to do all the cooking and put out a wide array of appetizers. Realizing that I am not made of money, I decided on a pot luck dinner and had to choose a few items off my list to make. I made Thai chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce, mini spanakopitas (also known as spinach pies), roasted garlic bulbs for spreading on bread, and an apple pie (from the apples in my previous post). Joe made mac-n-cheese from scratch with roasted jalapeños and Anaheim peppers, Colby and cheddar cheese, and a pretzel crumb topping. It was very spicy, but so tasty! Heidi (friend and co-worker) made goulash and brought tea cake from Rambach's Bakery. Sam (friend and co-worker) brought brownies with peanut butter chips and challah bread. Katie and her boyfriend Chad brought roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus with balsamic, and a veggie frittata. So you are probably imagining that there were a ton more people attending this pot luck to help eat this insane amount of food, but you are wrong. Just the six of us. It was worse than Thanksgiving. Talk about "food coma." And holy left overs. I am not allowed to touch sweets for like the next who knows how long. I sent everyone home with giant plates of food and still had a lot left over. With tummies full and my cooking addiction fulfilled for a while, it was a success.


  1. I love your blog, you are very talented and your food looks so yummy! You are very special to me and i love you very much and i think you are pretty neat.

  2. I love you too mommy! Miss you lots!