Tuesday, September 13, 2011

When Life Gives You Friends.....

Make dinner together! At least, that's what my friends and I do. On Friday, Cam, Kenzie and myself all got together. The fun part? We made dinner!!!! It doesn't seem too exciting, but we got to make it as a surprise for Kenzie's family, so we tried really hard to make it quality delicious food. And we succeeded. Big time. When you're with friends, anything is fun. So since this would have been fun even if I hadn't been with my friends, doing this with them made it a fun, special occasion. Here's what happened :)

Here we are all ready to go and make an astoundingly delicious dinner!

But since we didn't have some of our ingredients, we had to go buy some stuff. And since we went to Costco.... Well you can't go to Costco and not get some samples :)

Then we went to Wal-Mart and took turns riding on the front of the shopping cart :)
My turn :)
This is what our cart looked like in the end.... There was a big bin filled with candy. Us being who we are, we went and each chose some.
Then when we got to Kenzie's house, Cam and Kenz started making pasta. A picture apparentally IS worth a thousand words :) But I think some of these are worth at least a million!
While Kenz and Cam were working on pasta, I made the bread. That's why I learned how to make it :) I really love kneading the bread. Although on accident I forgot to preheat the oven, so the bread had to rise for a bit longer than it normally would. Oh well :)
Cam worked on making chocolate bowls for our dessert. They turned out quite well :) Um.... at least, most of them turned out well.
Hahaha I have many great pasta pictures :) These are two of many.
This was too good of a picture opportunity to pass up, so we had to set the camera on a self timer to get this one. It's probably my favorite :)
This is the delicious almost finished pasta!!!! Beautiful, isn't it?
My bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These are home made croutons that we made for caesar salad. They were quite delicious.
The main dish!!!!! Chicken fettuccine alfredo. It was amazing and so delicious that it tasted like it was from a quality restaurant :)
Introducing......... Dessert!!!!!!! A delicious chocolate mousse in a delectable chocolate bowl topped with creamy whipped cream and a lovely cherry chocolate melty sauce. With a fresh raspberry on top, this dessert is almost to die for. We know that it's at LEAST to faint for. It was the best. In the world. The secret ingredient was laughter :)
We also had delicious salad.

Altogether, it was amazing. And tiring. And the wait for the food was 4 hours long. But it was definitely a success. And I know that the pictures make you wish you had been there. Eating delicious food. Or perhaps just the chocolate mousse :) I'm thankful that I have great enough friends to do things like this.

Thanks for waiting patiently!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Wait for iiiiiiiiiit.....

I haven't done a blog post in quite a while. A lot has happened since then. First we were going to move to Texas, then we're not moving to Texas, at least not for a while. Goodness gracious, life is crazy! But I'm extremely thankful for my crazy out of control life. I get to do lots of fun things with my friends too. Like going to the Potato Festival with my friend Kenzie or going on long bike rides on vintage cruisers with my friend Cam.

Since it's been so long since my last blog post, I'm going to do a very fun one with lots of pictures! Try and guess what it's going to be about. I'll give you a hint: my mom taught me how to make home made bread just for this occasion! (Well, that, and it's just a good thing to know how to make, don't you think?)

I'll have a post up in a couple of days with lots of fun-ness and messes and (hint, hint) lots of happy friends :)