Watching the Bachelor has been a long standing tradition for my friends and I. Nothing is more fun than a night with the girls to watch these women throw themselves at whatever average joe is up for grabs. When deciding what to do for dinner beforehand, 2 of my girlfriends asked that I lead a little cooking class so they could pick up a new kitchen skill. Nothing fancy here, just an old fashioned, home made pizza party. I picked up all the ingredients from Trader Joes to make a few pizzas, brussel sprouts with bacon and a sherry shallot vinaigrette (modified recipe from Mozza cookbook), and bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese. Of course we had wine a plenty and something sweet for dessert. We had so much fun in the kitchen together and the girls made a delicious dinner!
|The makings for bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese|
|E working on the dates|
|Blue cheese going into the middle of the date|
|Quartered brussel sprouts|
|Roasted tomatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and shallots|
|M stirring the onions while the carmelize|
|Sauteed criminis with thyme|
|Sous Chef, Breaker|
|Dates ready for snacking|
|Brussel sprouts with bacon and shallot vinaigrette|
|Pizza with mozzarella, artichokes, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, and salami|
|Pizza with mushrooms, carmelized onions, and goat cheese|
|Macarons to finish off the evening|
Do you have a favorite dish to make with girlfriends? Are you watching the Bachelor? What are your thoughts, spill them all!!