Monthly Archives: December 2011

Life is Short, eat dessert first

In honour of the anniversary of our awesomeness…ok it was just our birthdays. Coldturkeygurl (CTG) and freefoodbaby (FFB) decided that instead of taking a turn to cook for our friends, we could invite lots of friends and get them to feed us.

So Monday night dinner on Tuesday December 13th became a dessert pot luck. Realizing that a lot of sweets can be hard on the tummy, we allowed cheese and crackers into the mix, European style. It was lovely there was peppercorn goat cheese, hot red pepper jelly w/cream cheese and crackers, bruschetta, sweet potato flour cupcakes (my personal favourite), ice cream, chips, pretzels, pretzel things covered in peanut butter chocolate and DQ treats (my OTHER personal favourite).

We had a movie we could have put on, but it turned out to be a nice night of visiting and merriment. Having our birthdays so close to Christmas we were both prepared to share the spotlight with holiday greetings.

It turns out we were so busy visiting and enjoying ourselves there are no photos to share here with you.

Happy Birthday to me =)


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Uh Oh Spaghetto O!

A little behind on this one, with the December Christmas and birthday rush. On 29-Nov-11, I (freefoodbaby) decided that Spaghetti bolognaise would be excellent comfort food as winter begins to set in on the rainy West Coast.

With help hosting from Friend and her Husband there was lots and lots of food for all our guests. 8 people were around for dinner with options for veggie and gluten free. Interestingly the gluten free (2) people could not have the vegetarian dish since veggie ground round contains wheat. Friend and Husband provided a lovely ceasar salad with real Parm cheese and bacon bits, also garlic bread.

mmmm added bacon

There was a gluten-free rosemary focacia bread made from a Bob’s Red Mill pizza dough mix.

I used Pasta Joy brown rice spaghetti style pasta for everyone to eat. It was on sale. One note when making brown rice pasta; it takes longer than regular pasta and will require extra rinsing as it makes the boiling water look a little sludgy. Tastes fine though.

Dessert was provided by Coldturkeygurl’s parents, custard. Again. TokenBoy was terribly upset, but manfully found room to eat a couple of helpings. This time around the custard was served with fresh fruit, on/over/in puffed pastries. The pastries were the pre-made freezer kind. They baked up great and were all full of GLUTEN =)

Good food leads to good times and it was a wonderful evening. Bacon bits added a great addition to some of the meat eaters spaghetti. Cause really, bacon makes most anything better.

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Dinner by FreeFoodBaby


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