A few days later my neighbor, Jenny (also married to a Mike...), whom I had never met pulls over on the side of the road while I'm walking the Mr. and invites me to a Mom's Night Out- a Friday night at a local restaurant with a group of girls that need a night out. Sometimes I'm amazed how things work out.
Ladies Night Cocktail Party on the Patio
It has been so fun for me to get out, meet some local ladies and chat- just the perfect thing for a new gal in town. This month I invited the crew to my house for sangria and appetizers on the patio. Stay tuned this week for more details and all of the recipes!
White Peach Sangria
I think Sangria is a great thing to serve when you're hosting a cocktail party. It's not just wine, it's not just a cocktail... the best part of both worlds and everyone loves it.
White Peach Sangria Recipe >>
Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip
Everyone loves Crab Rangoon. Period. This dip version is basically the cream cheesy filling of the crab rangoon served hot with cold veggies... so good! You can also serve it with fried wontons if you really want to go for the crab rangoon thing.
Here is the recipe for Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip!
Summer Tomato, Zucchini & Olive Bruschetta
This is one of my favorites this year. It is fresh and healthy- always nice to have a light option at a cocktail party so your guests can graze all night without feeling bad!
Recipe for Summer Tomato Zucchini & Olive Bruschetta, here!
Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers
This was one of my most popular menu items when I was a caterer. The flavors are amazing with the shrimp... inspired by the Barefoot Contessa, of course. They work just as well as a main course with pasta or a steak, if you're really going all out.
Here is the recipe for Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers!
These were the hit of the night! They are all of the goodness of the messy campfire treat without the bonfire or sticky mess.
Stay tuned this week for more details and all of the recipes!