Well, it was lunch, but that’s the name of her blog! I was running about 20 minutes late but still was the first to arrive. I was kind of nervous/anxious because while I know these women through their blogs, it can be different when you actually meet in person! And I am considerably older than these women, so that was a variable! But I felt at home once we started talking about food! :D And it wasn’t until I got home that I realized that we didn’t take a group photo!
Christina made two of my favorite things – baked brie and bacon wrapped cheese filled jalapenos!
She also had a vegetable tray:
I made my pizza – I wished I would have thought to make the dough in front of them because it is so easy. Two cups flour, 1 cup warm water, 1 package of yeast and 1 teaspoon of salt, then you are ready to roll out the dough! My pizza was pepperoni and red pepper with fresh basil. And I used my new pizza tray which I LOVE!
Michelle from Lucky Taste Buds made this pasta salad:
And she gave us each a goodie bag – how sweet was that??
With an equally cute note tucked inside:
One of the things in the goodie bag I am most wanting to try:
Yep, read about them on tons of food blogs, but yet to try!
We were talking so much I forgot to take many pics – and am bummed I forgot to get a picture of Mara’s white chicken soup! It was so good!
After my pizza came out of the oven, Christina unveiled her Mom’s zucchini pie recipe – which is a family secret! I totally wanted the recipe!
The above picture was right out of the oven – my slice below – and happily NO ONIONS were present! 😀
Christina’s Dad visited recently, and not only did he make her TONS of sausage, he made this delicious hot sauce – is that a family secret too??!! I told the girls how while I love hot sauce, I like flavorful hot sauce, and this one fit the bill!
And what a perfect hostess – she even had to go containers!! (apparently you can buy them at the Dollar Tree – who knew?!)
But the best part is that I came home with these – hot and sweet sausage – along with homemade breakfast sausage!
I have my thinking cap on and plan on making one dinner this week from some of the sausage – THANK YOU!
And for dessert, Michelle made cashew banana chocolate chip bread – it smells so good! You may see this as part of my breakfast tomorrow! 😀
It was so nice meeting these lovely ladies, just wish my sister would have been able to make it!
Off to snuggle with Tony – come back tomorrow for my step-son Joe’s birthday blog! 😀