Monday, January 28, 2008

Dinner Party

Here are some recipes that I served at the party this weekend. The recipes were easy and I will definitely make them again!

Salad with pears, Gorgonzola, and candied walnuts (recipe compliments of Keely :)

I used a mix of lettuce for this. 1 pkg of spring greens and 1 head of boston bibb

2 bosc pears, crumbled gorgonzola and candied walnuts (by emerald nuts located in the produce aisle and also the baking aisle at my grocery store)

salad dressing

1/2 cup of fig balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of honey
fresh juice of one squeezed lemon
(put these in the blender and blend) with the blender running slowly add 1 cup of olive oil

Lasagna Rolls - Recipe below courtesy of Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis

These were easy and delicious! I had hoped to make a few over 12 just to have extra but the filling mix will definitely only make 12. I dried my lasagna noodles on a clean dry dish towel and rolled them up from there - I think it made it easier! Here is what it looked like before it went in the oven! It was great!

Complete recipe can be found here

and for dessert Frozen Key Lime Pie with recipe courtesy of Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) and The Food Network

I don't love regular key lime pie, but this one is completely delicious! It tastes like a great sorbet with whipped cream and graham cracker crust - yum! If the thought of the raw egg kind of freaks you out (like me!) there are side directions to slowly heat them to 140 degrees. I can't stop pulling this out of the freezer and nibbling on it.

Recipe can be found Here

I hope you'll try these because I think you will love them!


Libby said...

Oh I'm all over the Frozen Key Lime Pie! Your Design-her girls look great, by the way. :)

Brie said...

Aw thanks :) You must try that pie, it is really easy and out of this world delicious!