Fall Ladies Night | November 2013

You are never too old to have a sleep over with your girls and reminisce about all the ones you had during your childhood. It just gets better with age especially when you throw in some wine and lots of appetizers with a side of gossip and laughter and you are all set! This past weekend, I hosted two of my girlfriends, Devon and Allison, whom I have known since preschool and kindergarten. There’s nothing better than being in the company of great friends, enjoying great food, and quoting lines out of a childhood movie favorite…Ten Things I Hate About You!

Unlike when we were kids munching on popcorn, potato chips, and candy, we stuffed ourselves with appetizers we all brought to share including finds from Pinterest, family recipes, and ones reminiscent of past travels abroad. We had: shrimp in an Italian marinade; endive spears stuffed with blue cheese, apples, pecans, and dried cranberries; butternut squash tart with shaved parmesan and fried sage; a cheese and olive platter; peppers stuffed with garlic and ricotta cheese; and veggies and dip in shooters. For dessert, we indulged in brown sugar and balsamic peaches over waffle cone crumbles and topped with rosemary infused mascarpone whipped cream and brownies stuffed with oreos and topped with melted andes bars!

Check back this week for additional posts with a few of the recipes for these ladies night-approved appetizers! They will be big hits at your next party, too.