Monday, January 23, 2012

A Sunday family lunch

Yesterday I had my family over for a pasta lunch.  Erik was out of town ice fishing up north so I thought I'd keep myself busy cleaning/prepping/cooking for a fun lunch.  My house is pretty small so having 9 of my family members over was a bit cozy, but it worked out great. 

On the menu:

Spinach artichoke dip with baguette
Crackers and cheddar
Fruit salad
Caesar salad
Vegetable alfredo fettuccini
Garlic bread
Brownies with vanilla ice cream

My family helped out by bringing a dish to share.  I was in charge of appetizers and the pasta.  I kept it pretty easy with my go-to lasagna recipe.  I also threw together the vegetable pasta that included kale, squash, red pepper, tomatoes and a light cream sauce. 

My favorite course was dessert. 
After my family left, I cleaned the kitchen and then relaxed on the couch.  My kitty had a rough afternoon sleeping.

I had a great weekend that was spent with a lot of "me" time.  I relished it knowing that this was probably one of the last weekends I'll ever have all to myself.  Baby girl is due in just 7 weeks (give or take a week or two).  I took major advantage of the weekend and watched lots of Food Network, got a pedicure, hung out with girlfriends, snuggled with my kitty and even enjoyed take-out Chinese food on the couch in my pjs.  It was an awesome weekend but I was definitely ready to see my honey when he got back from his trip. 

I hope you all had great weekends as well!


  1. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Lunch on Sunday was so yummy, but I ate way too much!


  2. warm chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream is my fave, hands down!

  3. It all looks so delic! Love pasta and carbs! :)

    I thought kody wasn't allowed up on the furniture...


  4. Thanks so much for the awesome lunch Jenna! The Vegetable alfredo fettuccini was out of this world!

  5. I just found you! And I'm so glad I did! Lunch sounded great but the alone time even better.

  6. wow...while all the dishes seem relatively plain on their own, they all look so good together!