Ladies’ Night

Disclaimer: If you’re averse to the idea of attending and enjoying a ladies’ night novelty party, this post may not be for you. But, it is of course my blog-author-duty to share with you the super fun menu I served my girlfriends! I apologize for having so much fun that I didn’t catch pictures of everything, but such is life.

On the menu:

Blue Balls (aka, gorgonzola-pecan turkey meatballs with cranberry-mustard dipping sauce). I adapted this recipe by mixing the pecans directly into the ground turkey and using finely minced onion in place of powder. I formed mini meatballs and pan seared them before finishing in the oven. These are so tasty! I’ve since made them again, this time prepared as mini burgers on cocktail pita for a football party.

Macaweenie & Cheese Mini Macs. A friend sent me this great idea for a macaroni and cheese appetizer, and I thought they would be great to prepare with some special adult pasta. I used a blend of sharp cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, and asiago. These are great for portion control!

Paninis. The word paninis was supposed to be preceded by a certain body part beginning with the same letter, however, those cookie cutters just couldn’t make it through the layers of smoked turkey, caramelized onion, gooey brie cheese and honey mustard. Oh well, they still tasted great!

Skinny Dippers, aka, fresh vegetables with a roasted pumpkin and white bean dip (a specialty of my friend Vanessa which I don’t dare share ;) )

And for dessert, Pop-my-Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes. A little take on the ever-popular black forest cake, we made gluten free chocolate cupcakes with cherry filling and chocolate cream cheese icing. yum!

Not pictured but still note-worthy: We also enjoyed some chocolate-covered, peanut-coated frozen bananas, and sipped on Flirtinis and “Bang-all-nighters”, aka Espresso martinis. And up all night we were! I was really happy to be able to host this party for my friends, as everyone had a great time together and took home some fun new purchases.

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7 Responses to “Ladies’ Night”

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    Annie — January 22, 2008 @ 3:05 am Reply

    Very, very cute stuff! I love all the names, especially for the cupcakes – I am cracking up! Everything looks wonderful.

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    Jade — January 22, 2008 @ 4:54 am Reply

    Love the mini mac & cheeses! So cute and they look so good….

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    Bridget — January 22, 2008 @ 1:23 pm Reply

    How creative! It looks like a lot of fun!

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    Kate — January 22, 2008 @ 5:11 pm Reply

    I love theme parties. I’m so glad this went well, even if the paninis didn’t turn out.

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    MrsPresley — January 26, 2008 @ 5:29 am Reply

    ha! how fun! those paninis sound delicious! and those cupcakes are to die for…

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    Bridget — April 5, 2011 @ 1:19 am Reply

    How creative! It looks like a lot of fun!

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    Jade — April 5, 2011 @ 1:19 am Reply

    Love the mini mac & cheeses! So cute and they look so good….

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