last night i went to Dave's in Ohio City to buy all the good for nameless' party tonight. i don't know what it is about going to the grocery store that makes me feel normal. people bitch and bitch about going to the grocery store but it seriously relaxes me. i'm weird i think.
so i carried the 8,000 bags in the pouring down rain from my parking lot to my apartment building. and i pretty much looked like a drowned rat but because i had all the bags lined up on my arms i couldn't move my hair away from hanging all wet in my face. and of course in the elevator i ran into my crush in the building. i don't know him and he doesn't know me, but we are ALWAYS in the elevator together and he is beautiful.
i get home throw some laundry in and make some artichoke dip. simplest recipe ever - 2 cans of artichoke hearts chopped, one 8oz container of parmesan cheese and 2 cups of mayo. mixed altogether and baked for about 25 minutes till golden brown on top (right before you serve it). it is just hot deliciousness.
the next task was making my now famous date appetizer. i made this interesting concoction for a dinner party i had in the fall and it got RAVE reviews. i then made the dates for christmas eve, and they were the hit of the night. everyone was shocked at the flavor combination and how good they actually are. plus my friends call me all the time for the "recipe" but there really isn't anything to it. georgia peach requested the dates for the party tonight so obviously i'm going to make them.
thankfully she helped me.
all to you do to create these tasty appetizers is take a pitted date and cut one side longways. take a cubed piece of asiago cheese and stuff it into the date. take a third of a slice of thick cut bacon and wrap it around the date and cheese. secure the bacon with a tooth pick. these can be prepped over night, which is what we did. to cook them you broil the little devils in the oven on one side for 5 minutes then take them out of the oven flip them over and broil them some more. the crispier the bacon the better in my opinion. ta-dah! served hot they are the most delicious appetizer ever. trust me!
we also made some simple pigs in a blanket. can you sense the theme here? SIMPLE. nothing too crazy and we knew all the boys would just love the meat. ha. hot meat.
i'm so looking forward to the weekend. going out tonight, going to sign the papers on my new car saturday morning, a bridal shower saturday as well and fun time with my mommy on sunday. i'm also sensing a nordstrom's trip.