Girls dinner out theme for this month was Irish. It was delicious! We had a very small group, only four. A flu bug has been hitting all the families, thank god it wasn't me this time. I have served my time this winter.
Lets get down to the menu. Jessica hosted the March girls dinner out. She made a delicious corned beef and cabbage. I didn't realize how much I love it. It is so tender and has just the right amount of spices to keep me asking for more! The drinks....whiskey sours....Yum.
Our appetizer was a spinach and artichoke dip. It tasted just like something you would get in a restaurant....great job Judith.
Mary made a wonderful salad and I brought the Irish soda bread. I never had Irish soda bread before, it was actually pretty good. I toasted the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. I just love a good bread, I guess I am a carb freak. Atkins would never work for me.
Julie brought a been and cheddar soup. It was yummy too! I made a beer and cheese soup for our "beer" theme a couple of months ago and it is really a good soup. My husband loved it. But, he loves anything that has beer in it.
For dessert....well that was interesting. Denise was going to bring dessert, but her girls were sick and she had to cancel. Jessica decided to try something new. She has a great idea, but I am not so sure it worked. As cooks we have all had this happen. She made chocolate pudding and decided to add Irish cream, to give it some pep. Well, I guess you cannot add alcohol to pudding. She said it didn't set so she kept adding more pudding until it looked good. I will say I have never had chocolate pudding that lasted entirely of alcohol. Wow! If I actually ate the pudding I would never have been able to drive home. Lesson, do not add booze to pudding!
To end the night...Jessica as crafty as she is had a little envelope beside our dishes. If you had a pot of gold you won the four leaf clover centerpiece. How neat.
Girls dinner out was another enjoyable evening. It is so important that you actually take time out for yourself. It is therapeutic! Once a month it is great to have an amazing dinner and good conversation with girls that you admire and enjoy. Until next month.....
If you are interested in any recipes, just email me and I will get them to you.