Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Re-Cap - Sleepover Food!


y weekend was jam packed!

On Friday afternoon I cleaned my house, and got cooking/ baking in preparation for the fun evening we had ahead. The hubby and I invited about 12 friends over for a games night/dessert and hors d'oeuvres potluck/ sleepover with breakfast to follow in the morning!

The party didn't start until 8:00, so around 5:00 the hubby and I had a frozen pizza to hold us over. I had a few small pieces of the veggie pizza:

Everyone that came brought a tasty dish. We had everything from buffalo chicken dip, and Asian dumplings, to baklava and mojito pie:

I made a bacon and mushroom dip.

Bacon and Mushroom Dip

10 slices of bacon (chopped)
1 lb sliced shiitake mushrooms
2 leeks (chopped - white and light green part only)
3 cloves garlic
1 pack cream cheese
2 cups sour cream
salt and pepper

Fry the bacon until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Pour all the fat out of pan, except about 3 T. Add the chopped leeks and garlic. Cook until translucent (2 min). Add the mushrooms and some salt and pepper. Cook for about 7 minutes, until tender. Remove and cool.

With a mixer, blend the cream cheese (softened) and sour cream until smooth. Use a spatula to stir in the bacon, leeks, and mushrooms.

Warm in oven, and serve with bread, crackers, or whatever!

This dip was a HIT!! One of the best dips I have ever had for sure.

I also made a chocolate cake. Check here for the recipe.

I nibbled on a bit of everything throughout the night, and had some beer and wine. We played a card game called "Werewolves" and then blew up our air mattresses and lined them up in the basement around 3 a.m.. Six people stayed. It was fun!

In the morning the hubby and I made breakfast. We had wifesaver breakfast, sausages, pull apart cinnamon buns, cinnamon loaf, fruit, OJ and coffee:

Emily's cinnamon quick bread was great - everyone loved the crumbly topping.

My breakfast included a tiny piece of wifesaver, 2 sausages, 1/2 a slice of cinnamon bread and 2 strawberries. This kept me full until supper.

For supper Saturday evening I made whole wheat spaghetti with marinara and chicken Parmesan:

This morning the hubby did a 60 km bike ride to raise money for palliative care. I was up early to go out to the finish. Before leaving the house I made some coffee, and a quick smoothie (1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond breeze, 1 scoop amazing grass, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 scoop chia seeds, 1 scoop salba).

I had some eggs and sausage with the hubby after his ride.

After the ride, we drove a couple hours to visit my mom.

Dinner this evening was at a little Asian diner. The hubby and I split some shrimp fresh roles, and then I had the curried chicken noodle soup. I barely put a dent in the soup - it was HUGE!

What was the highlight of your weekend?
What is the most unique pie flavour you have ever had?

The mojito one we had on Friday night takes the cake (umm, pie?) for me :-)


~ Diana ~ said...

man you had such a great variety of baked goods!! My friend made Glenn and I dinner so I had 'turkish' pizzas for the first time..SO DELISH and buttery! -mymarblerye

Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said...

Mojito pie sounds soo good! My favorite is peach pie. Even better: peach crisp.

Unknown said...

wow your friends are very lucky to have great people like you in their lives!

the highlight of my weekend was going out to try a latin american fusion/cuban restaurant-- result? i actually LOVED it. yay.

havea great monday love
becca xo

Kat said...

so much fun!! That pie looks great...actually it all does!!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

You guys always have the best parties!

Anonymous said...

The dip looks amazing! The highlight of my weekend was my grandmom and mom visiting my house.

Unknown said...

Highlight of my weekend was moving for the 3rd time this month! LOL
It's a long story!! We hope to close and move into our new big beautiful house this week!

Your food pics always look so yummy! I am planning a Houswarming party and going to use some of your recipes!

Glad you had a great time at the party!

Happy Monday!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

That sounds like SUCH a fun weekend!! I love the sleepover idea!! I wish our house was bigger so we could do that too!! :)

eatmovelove said...

Jolene, Jolene...this is too much goodness. Love it all.

That cake? Oh my...going for the recipe now!

I've never had a unique pie flavor I don't think...I just like my Apples, Blueberry, and Lemon pies :)

Kacy said...

Looks like a fun time, you throw the best parties!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said...

Wow looks like a busy weekend! With tons of *amazing* food! The highlight of my weekend was going to see my boyfriend. He's 11 hours away so we meet halfway. I hadnt seen him in a few weeks so you can imagine how excited I was :)

Amber said...

I love that you guys had a sleepover! How fun is that!!! I used to have sleepovers with my g/f's in college ALL THE TIME, must do again sometime soon :)

Brittany said...

Thanks for the nice comment Jolene!
Sounds like you had a pretty fun weekend! The mushroom dip looks delicious by the way ;)

Simply Life said...

wow, everything looks amazing!

Kelsey Ann said...

now those are some TOP NOTCH CINNAMON BUNS!!! and its strange but im totally craving a combo of cinnamon buns and those sausages right now lol :)


:Deliciously Healthy said...

Dude, I totally want to go to one of your sleepovers! Everything looks so yummy!

Emily said...

I can't really think of any really crazy pie flavors that I've had. I've always wanted to try goosberry!

The cinnamon bread looks great! It looks just like mine! That makes me happy. Thanks for trying the recipe.

Also, the chocolate cake looks to DIE for. So moist!

Mmmmmm bacon dip.

BusyB said...

that sounds like a blast : ) and your food looks GOOD! Glad to hear your weekend went well


Ellen@FirednFabulous said...

WHOA, I totally have food envy right now! That bacon mushroom dip looks even better than the chocolate cake, which is saying a lot coming from me ;)