Friday, February 19, 2010

Game Night Food

Tonight we had a game night at our house. Three other families came over with their kids and some snacks and we had a really good time. The adults first played euchre, then Scattergories, and finally Taboo. While we did this, the kids (7 girls and 1 lone boy - lucky guy!) played in our basement doing who-knows-what. We laughed a lot at ourselves and each other and it was really nice. Two of the families had to leave around 9:30. Then our family and the other who was still there played a game all together - the Disney version of Apples to Apples. It was fun and had been a long time since I played it.

Here are some of the foods I prepared for tonight. I took these pictures early and then of course, forgot to take pictures of the actual people who ate the food. Gees!

Sun-dried tomato and pesto dip. This was OK but next time I make it, I will used the oil-packed tomatoes instead of the dried ones. I also think I fried the almond slivers on the stovetop a little too long.

Neiman-Marcus dip.....YUMMY! I first ate this last Sunday at church when another lady made it for a gathering there. I came home and immediately acquired the recipe, which is really delicious. It's more like a cheese spread rather than a dip though.

Fiesta shrimp cocktails.....these were good too. I think some of the guests were a little apprehensive because they might not look the greatest, but the taste was really good. They marinated for 24 hours in a combination of tomato, green chiles, cilantro (one of my favorite herbs), green onion, Italian dressing, a touch of hot sauce, and a bit of honey. We had leftovers which will be my lunch tomorrow!

It was a great evening, spent at home with great friends. Very nice way to spend a Friday night!


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Kathy G said...

The sun dried tomato and pesto dip looks interesting. How did you do it?

Beth said...'s how I did it:

1. spread a softened 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese onto the bottom of a large plate or tray
2. spread either jarred, home-made, or made-from-a-mix pesto sauce on the top of the cream cheese (you can use as little or as much as you want)
3. sprinkle oil packed (these work best) sun-dried tomatoes on top of the pesto. Drain some of the oil first and also blot them with paper towels before sprinkling.
4. sprinkle toasted almond slivers on top of the tomatoes
5. serve with wheat thins

Willy said...

We had a great time and so did the kids! The neiman-marcus dip was great, we will be making that soon!

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Katie's blog said...

They all looked good!!!!