Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Happy Hour With Northwest Friends & a Surprise!

Since we got our Patio Heater, we decided to host a Happy Hour for our Northwest friends.  You know, any excuse for a party.

Linda suggested a new pizza dip, you can find the recipe here: .  It contains cream cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes, olives, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning.  It’s baked for a half hour, then spread on fresh sourdough baguettes.  I thought it would interesting to try some fresh chicken sausages.  We have a grocery here called Sprouts Farmer’s Market that makes many different flavors created right in the store.  I settled on basil, AZ mild peppers, bratwurst, parmesan, & Italian.  We also had some endive with a blue cheese, walnut, & dried cranberry mixture. Our guests bought more goodies.  Here’s the spread after the first tour through the line and our new patio heater:

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And here’s some of the guest, starting with Ethyl, Max, and Linda:IMG_1514 And here’s our surprise, Allan & Sharri:IMG_1520 IMG_1523

It was great fun, and it lasted later into the night because everyone was warm from our new heater.  What a great night.


Dkalla said...

Geez with all this food and Happy Hours all the time, I guess I would be walking too! I sure hope we can retire in-style like you two! Glad to see you are enjoying life!!!

Rosemarie said...

Sounds yummy. What a great gift to have on cooler nights.