Sunday, March 14, 2010

This months Girls Dinner....Irish

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.


  1. what a wonderful blog! the images and content are great..thanks for sharing your Love and interests.

  2. It was so refreshing hearing about you and your friends taking time out for eachother. Thats so awesome. We all talk about doing it , but don't always do it. I would of enjoyed all of it. How many girls usually get together ? Who won the plant ? I would love the receipe for the spinch dip. Thanks Kath' at

  3. What a great dinner! (except maybe the pudding) lol I have a group of girl friends that get together every 4 to 6 weeks and its just awesome. Sooo much fun, so I know how much fun you all have. I have never told you, but in your photo you could be my friend Michelles twin! Next time we get together for our dinner I will pull up your blog and show them. :)
    Have a pretty week, (()) gail

  4. Yummy... Both your dinner and your friends!
    Hugs, Tedi

  5. Now that looks like a fantastic feast - a lot of talent there!

    I would love your recipe for the Irish Soda Bread. Made corned beef/cabbage dinner today, but forgot about the Soda Bread. Never too late, right?

  6. The food sounds wonderful and you had a good time, in good company, what better way to while away sound hours.

  7. Jennifer

    I love this idea! Corned Beef and Cabbage is one of my favorite feel good foods. Can't wait for next months menu.


  8. Hi Jennifer,

    A night's dinner with girl friends are just a wonderful way to spend time! Love that! I'm sure you had a wonderful time!

    Pei Li

  9. Everything looks so yummy! Sounds like a fun night. I try to do girls night with my friends often too but it's never often enough!

  10. Jennifer, what a nice time out for all of you. It sounds like you have a great time together and the menu looks awesome!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  11. Sounds like a great dinner. I have never tried Irish Soda Bread either and am a carb addict as well, I'm sure I would love it. It's on my list to buy ingredients for my next trip to the store.

  12. That looks like a PEFECT girls dinner night!!!