This month we finally got together for a dinner meal with our sweet supper club friends. We have been busy together, though! In May we decided to head out for a Ranger’s game in place of Supper Club for that month. We have occasionally done that here and there to mix it up, but it surely isn’t like we never see one another!
Last weekend we spent a long 4-days with my favorite people in the world- and had a blast! Here are a few snapped photos via Instagram- my new favorite obsession! I love it. Really, I do.
The FOOD. It was like Supper Club EVERY day- morning, noon, and night! The Fireman, of course, did most of the cooking. And it was SO yumm! We even got baby Landon in there a time or two for some stirring action.
For the month of June it was the Massey’s turn to host (so graciously given by Ashley, my bestest ever and sweet Supper Club’er. She knew I would be awfully sad if we counted my SC as the Rangers game outing.) I did a poor job of taking pictures- Part of my brain forgets to grab my camera and the other is due to my total lack of energy. The glories of pregnancy. (and for the record, I have been SO spoiled with practically ZERO symptoms- but I’m ready for my energy to come back, thanks hormones.)
The June Menu
Hot & Cheesy Caramelized Corn Dip with Chorizo
Tangy Avocado & Fennel Slaw
Sweet & Smokey Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies (Mix and Match Mama)
Again, I’m pulling the ‘pregnancy brain‘ card- I failed to get a picture of my corn dip. Which was completely hoovered by the group before dinner was served. This was a 9×13 dish, folks. Yeah. It was that good. I prepped the dip the night before, doing all but baking it and then popped it in the oven for about 30 minutes- after I allowed it to chill out on the counter for about 15 minutes.
Next came the main entree!
Shrimp (well..seafood) seems to be the only thing I desire these days. I have a burning for ham sandwiches, too. I attempt to stay away, but they follow me everywhere. I made this dish a couple weeks back and decided I liked it well enough to entertain with.
I decided that the classic rice and beans was too heavy for the seafood tacos, so I decided to do a light and tangy slaw as a pairing side.
A couple weeks back Jarrett expressed his new love for quinoa after Ashley made Cilantro Quinoa for him with dinner one night. So- decided to make a Mexican version of the whole grain to see if I could impress him all the same. I think proved some kind of justice here with this recipe. Jacqueline confessed she had never tried quinoa, ever. I was confident to serve this to her for her first sampling.
Dessert. Oh glorious dessert. Usually by the time we get through with dinner and appetizers, we are all stuffed to the brim and hardly have an inkling for anything sweet. Even my Fireman, the mother of all sweets eating, doesn’t usually bare ease in his belt buckle for a bite of something- even chocolate.
When I mentioned dessert.. Ahem.. Reese’s Cheesecake Brownie Bars.. not a single one made an objection! Even I enjoyed a rather hefty piece. My sweet tooth may be returning, as I ended up eating some of this for breakfast the next day!
Did I mention this goes GREAT paired with a frosty glass of skim milk? Some may gag at the thought of fat-free milk, but the Central Market Organics Fat-Free Milk is all I buy, and it is amazing. I will half-heartedly admit to drinking it by the carton. Those of you Supper Club’ers that sampled some with a glass on Friday- I hadn’t had a gulp or two from this particular carton as of yet, so you are safe from these mouth germ-ys. After breakfast the next day? Not sure I wanted to dirty up a glass.. so..
This was really easy, and so delicious. I was looking for something simple to whip together the night before (along with my corn dip) and this seemed to to the trick well enough! I made the brownies per the directions and stopped after baking, and allowed to sit overnight in the fridge. About an hour before dinner began, I made the chocolate icing (which was SOOO good!) and spread it over the top of the brownies, followed by the chopped Reese’s cups. I was thankful 16 cups came in the large candy bag I picked up form the store. Chopping all 16 made up for the few times I snuck a sample for tasting. You know.. to make sure they were really as good as I remember. I then allowed it to sit on the counter until serving- to soften the brownies a bit. I am a sucker for chewy cookies, brownies, candy.. of the caramel kind. You know- the good stuff. All in moderation, my friends. Plus, when you balance it out with a glass of SKIM milk, you’re doing good, right?
If you give a Mouse a Cookie.. your gonna need to give him some milk..
Fun times with these people, yet again. After a long week of work, spending time with them is always a great way to lighten up my mood. I need to figure out a way to keep them in a little pill bottle or a powder, or something like that. Give me the little boost when I need it.
Until next month! Wondering what miss Dunaway has up her sleeve..