Friday, October 2, 2009

Free-for-all Friday: Entertaining Ideas

2 Corinthians 9:12 " The service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but it is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God."

This is a great time of the year to have others over to your home for dinner or dessert. Since our two year old came along, it is easier to meet at our or other's homes for dinner rather than going out to eat. I have had so much fun pulling out all my cookbooks and deciding on new things and themes to have. I have a couple of cute books from William Sonoma, one being on fountain drinks and the other on pizzas. By pulling these out and having the family look through them, you can really include everyone in the event.

Here is a sample menu that we came up with from both books. I hope you can find some of these treasures in your own homes!

Soda Night - These will be served at a game night that I am hosting.

Black Cows - 1 1/2 tsp of chocolate sauce, root beer, and vanilla ice cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Fresh chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream.

I will also offer a variety of sodas for floats, YUM!

Pizza Night!

Roasted Bell Pepper Pizza - 2 red bell peppers, 2 yellow bell peppers, 2 cloves of garlic, flat leaf parsley, 2 TBSP of olive oil, 1 cup tomato sauce, 2 cups of sliced tomatoes, 6 oz. of mozzarella cheese, salt, and black pepper. We get our dough from Trader Joes.

Topsy Turvey Cherry Tomato Pizza - Great for kids! - 3 TBSP of olive oil, 5 cups of cherry tomatoes, juice of one lime, 2 tsp of fresh mint, salt and pepper. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and arrange insides down on the dough

Have fun and please post ideas from books that you have around your homes so we can share in the fun~


1 comment:

Ashlie Miller said...

yum! sounds delish! The icecream sandwiches remind me of an idea I saw last year (I think, but can't remember the mag or link). Instead of chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies, they used ginger snaps. I think that would be awesome for the holidays coming up. Speaking of ginger snaps, they are also really good with this pumpkin dip,191,155169-250206,00.html.