Snowy Dinner Party


Yesterday, when I went to class, I stepped out of my apartment building and was basically knee deep in snow!

None of the sidewalks had been plowed or shoveled!  Getting to class was nuts!  But in the end I made it!  After two classes and a mixer, I headed home to start making dinner for a few friends.  I had two dishes planned.

One I saw on the Food Network while working out at the gym a few months ago.  The second from the NY Times.

First Dish: Veronica’s Vegetarian Meatloaf with Checca Sauce:

This was a hit!  It’s actually supposed to be made in a loaf pan but I made it in a 9×13 baking dish because I would have had to make multiple loaves.  It was very tasty!  I think it was a favorite here last night! As usual I made a few changes, instead of spinach I used beet green from the beets in the next recipe.  It was a great way to make use of something that usually gets thrown away!  And it tasted delicious!  I will definitely be making this again!  Maybe for Christmas this year?

Second dish: Marinated Giant White Beans and Beets

I thought this was really good!  As usual I made some changes.  I only had half a pound of lima beans since I used the other half to make Ginormous beans earlier this week so instead I added half a pound of chickpeas.  According to the lovely fella and another guest, it mixed very well with the vegetarian meat loaf.  This wasn’t hard to make but it was sort of time intensive.

All this goodness was enjoyed with Rhoda‘s homemade bread!

Sooooo good!  Soft and delicious!

Here’s my plate:

After dinner, we trudged through the snow to see an improv show, which was pretty funny.  Very entertaining.  Then the lovely fella and I watched The Hangover, which I thought was REALLY funny.  I feel like everyone in the world had seen The Hangover except me.  Have you seen it?

This morning, it’s still snowing 😦  Not sure what the plan is but either way it should be fun!

Have a beautiful day!

Also… Go over to Mara’s Blog and vote for my olive penguins to win the Cute Food Saturday contest!

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12 thoughts on “Snowy Dinner Party

  1. healthyexposures says:

    Your friends and classmates are the luckiest people on earth – I am so jealous! haha. Seriously – the dinner looks amazing. That “meat”loaf? Oh my gawww, looks to die for. I may have to look into making that one 🙂
    Love the snow picture too. How much snow have you guys gotten so far? We got a bunch this morning – but then it got so warm that it’s all melted already 😦
    I’ve seen portions of The Hangover. But I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to being up to date on movies, haha.
    Have a great night!

  2. Danielle says:

    Actually, I feel like the only person who hasn’t seen The Hangover! I love movies like that so maybe I’ll rent it next weekend.

    I love your snow coat by the way 😀

  3. Lele says:

    I neeeeeed those beets and beans in my life! Two of my faves! And I loved that you used the beet greens. It is a CRIME if anyone ever throws them away, because they’re delicious!

  4. simplyshaka says:

    That snow is absolutely ridiculous (secretly Im a little jealous since we don’t have any) and if you want to make that pizza and overnight it to me, that would be great-thx!

  5. Karin says:

    Love that picture of you!
    We have spring-like weather over here and now I miss the snow. How weird is that? ;).
    Your dinner meals look so good. I haven’t made a dinner party in ages and should definitely change that.
    I saw the Hangover for the first time on the plane to Japan (and I also thought that I was the only person who hasn’t seen it but apparently I wasn’t ;)). I had a hard time not laughing out loud and annoying the other passangers.

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