Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dinner Party(?)

My good friend from work, Parneet, is in town for two weeks. She lives several states away, but about every month and half she comes here for two weeks and works where I work. I met her last summer for the first time and we just clicked! So every time she's here we spend as much time together as possible. Last Thursday I had her and our good friend Matt over for dinner and here's the low-down on what I made.

There are no pictures (I'm so sad about that...), but I made Herb Cheese and Spinach Sauce Pasta which I got from this site. It was my first time making it, but it's so easy and there are only a few ingredients and I actually already had them all on hand anyway. That's always nice.

I also made a hashbrown casserole, but I altered it by adding in fresh zucchini and squash. Love those two veggies, yum.

And in the interest of making something that I had actually tried before, I made parmesan green beans as well.

I was surprised at how well the spinach pasta was received and I was also happy that it made a lot because I had lunch for the next few days. Always good. To finish off the meal, we had fresh strawberries and whipped cream. I would like to consider that a dinner party even though it was just the 4 of us, but either way it was fun and if you like spinach you should give the spinach pasta a try. =]

5 comments:

Susan R said...

Great menu. I'm very seriously considering going back to a vegetarian diet (my cattle ranching ancestors are going to haunt me). I used to be a vegan vegetarian, but I think that's too extreme. I'm just wondering if the health issues I experience could have anything to do with my diet. I don't eat poorly, but I could always do better.
Okay, I see that you mentioned inviting Eric's friend over...are you matchmaking?

The Atwoods said...

Oooo...I visited the site for the spinach pasta and it looks so good! I'll have to give that one a try :) HOpe you're having fun with your friend!!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Mm that pasta sounds amazing! Might have to try it.

Kristen said...

Mmm sounds delicious! I wish I was more into trying new recipes!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

all sounds delish! i'm so not a cook!

zucchini and squash are two of my faves!!! i didn't start eating them until i was 21 though. picky child eater here.