Last night my friend had a Ladies night at her home in honor of her Birthday. An actual night away from the kids? Yes, really! It was a wonderful gathering. We got to dress up in 60′s themed clothes, talk food, fun and well all things women must talk about.
We started out in the kitchen, of course, helping prepare the yummy dishes for our ladies’ feast. We had stuffed mushrooms with herb seasoned cream cheese, a garlicky Bruchetta, one of my favorite go-to salads Spinach & Strawberry Salad with sliced almonds and a Balsamic Vinaigrette – here’s my recipe, an Indian Spinach dish, a crudite´and of course desserts (including but not limited to chocolate rum ball, macaroons, an assortment of homemade cookies…) I made it early enough to help prepare quite a few of these delicious dishes.
If my accountant appointment didn’t run so late (yes my hubby and I are always filing on the tail end of Tax Season), I would have stopped off to buy a large tomato, fresh mozzarella and some basil (already had asparagus) to make this wonderful, and yet so simple dish. I call this a Caprese Sandwich sans the bread. Found this gorgeous foodie pic at Green Renaissance on FB. Would love to credit the actual person though. Check it how lovely this combo is “Dressed Up”:
And here I am – “Dressed up” for the gathering:
So much for my ‘selfie’ portrait skills. Yup, I cut my head off in this pic. So here’s a full length shot below: