The following blog post has nothing to do with the sweet little boys in our household. Yes, our life does seem to revolve around them most of the time, but occasionally Mommy and Daddy get a chance to just be Amy and Jason. :)
Recently, Amy's Bible study girls met for a social night. We like to have a fun event each time we finish a Bible study unit. For this particular social night, we met to play Just Dance (Amy's first time trying it out-- so fun!) and to have a special potluck. The week before, we had a drawing to determine what types of food each of us would bring. First, we drew a meal course (appetizer, salad, main dish, drink, etc.) out of a jar. Then, we each selected a nationality out of a hat. The results were bizarre combinations of dishes that each of us were to prepare.
Each of us girls tried out totally new recipes. The meal was DELICIOUS (even though nothing really went together at all!). Here are our tasty foods:
First, Katie displays her German appetizer-- a sauerkraut cheese dip with bread. I don't even like sauerkraut normally, but this was tasty!
Maggie drew an Asian salad. She made a veggie salad, including shaved carrots that looked like noodles, that was tossed in a yummy peanut sauce.
I made a couple of Greek drinks, basically just smoothies made with Greek yogurt. One was a strawberry kiwi drink and the other (our favorite) was a blueberry muffin smoothie with cinnamon.
Becky was in charge of the main course. She whipped up a Mexican layered dish with chips, beans, cheese, meat, and other delicious taco toppings. It was quite good!
Regan was our Italian chef, in charge of a side dish. She made some absolutely wonderful stuffed mushrooms. In case some ladies didn't prefer mushrooms, she put her creamy Italian sauce atop a few bread slices as well. Of course, we all had to try both varieties of her side. My personal favorite was the mushrooms. Yum!
Alecia wowed all of us with her French dessert. Ooh-la-la! :) This taste of heaven was similar to a cream puff, lathered in chocolate and topped with strawberries. What a treat!
What a wonderful evening! I would highly recommend this method of potluck planning for anyone looking for a unique meal. It was a great excuse to try out new recipes!