As promised, I am going to tell you a little about my Italian dinner for 11 that we had the other night. I was not as diligent as I could have been with taking pictures of everything so you will just get a little showing. Actually, I never took any pics of the main course, salad or bread. You all know what spaghetti looks like though so we'll just pretend I took a picture. ;) Anyway, we started out with a new appetizer and salad. The appetizer came from a Taste of Home magazine. It's called Spinach-Cheese Balls with Pasta Sauce. I did take pics of some of the process. I will give the pics and recipe in a separate post as it would take too much time now. After the first course, we had spaghetti with Italian sausage sauce and a homemade alfredo sauce along with garlic french bread. To go with it all, I made a refreshing drink called Strawberry Spritzer Punch. For dessert it was something light and refreshing. We enjoyed strawberry shortcake. I had come across some really good strawberries and decided something not too heavy would be in order after such a heavy meal. My original idea was to make some Dulce de Luche Bars. These are chocolatey, carmely things and now I'm glad I didn't. Maybe I'll share that recipe too sometime. They're yummy! We all did a little moaning after the meal was over; we were so full. Well, I say all, I think some of the teenage boys could have gone another round but what do you expect, they're teenagers.
Dessert strawberries. Don't they look luscious?
Strawberry Spritzer Punch (The pic is a little blurry. Sorry! I almost forgot to take the pic before it was all finished.)
This is the Spinach-Cheese Balls after they have been fried. (Show process & recipe later)
So there you have a very simplified telling of our dinner. Sorry I wasn't a little better with the pics. I am planning to do recipes for the Spinach-Cheese Balls, Strawberry Spritzer Punch and the Alfredo Sauce over the next couple of days. If you give them a try, comment back and let me know what you think! So until next time...
Have a blessed day,