Last night I got together with a few girlfriends to have a cooking night. I’ve known most of these girls since elementary school and we always get together for each others’ birthdays. It’s nice to have a group of friends close by because I get tired of driving to Louisville (about an hour – depending on what part of town) to see other groups of friends.
Overall, I was impressed with how it all came together. We were only planning to make the main entree together, however, the sauce for the chicken had to marinate for an hour and so there wasn’t a whole lot of cooking “together” per say. We did make the peanut sauce for the chicken together. The recipe for the peanut sauce called for molasses and this was my first time ever trying molasses. Not a huge fan; the smell was a huge turn off. I think I would have preferred dipping the chicken in something garlic-y as opposed to sweetish. But that’s the fun part of cooking — trying new things.
- A rosemary loaf with garlic butter
- Brie with crackers
- Angel food cake with pineapple sauce
- Fresh fruit
My favorites were the sides, like the slaw and chickpea salad. Oh, and the bread and garlic butter were delicious, too. You can’t go wrong with bread and butter! A homemade dinner was a welcomed change because my school schedule makes me eat out a lot. I hate it!
We’re hoping to have another dinner soon and Japanese food, gyoza specifically, was requested. I’m excited about that because gyoza is one of my favorite foods. :D
If you’ve tried any recipes lately that you’ve enjoyed please pass them along!