"Yeah, I feel like the luckiest - I'm so grateful," I reply, my Big disagreeing as he shares with her he is NOT going to hang out with those lady friends when he gets home later in the evening.
This month we were celebrating one special gal for all of the 30-something she is. And since she's so incredible, it was only necessary I prepare all of her favorite things for her evening of celebration. With a husband/cook studying around the clock, two wee ones and full work schedule, it was also necessary that the meal prep be extremely easy:
|Crock Pot Mexican Chicken to top our chips|
on the nacho bar
|Summer Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salad|
|Taco Pizza Rolls|
|Nacho bar toppings|
|Champs, of course - thanks Trader Joe's!|
|Key ingredient: assistance with cleaning the house!|
Funfetti cake, a birthday girl fave, was for dessert paired with Shatto Ice Cream cookies cut in quarters. Couple with Montell Jordan on Pandora, bubbles, Lemonadaritas, laughter, joy, inappropriate stories and tears - it's a menu for success. And all less than $200 and two hours of prep to feed eight with some leftover!
Come hungry, leave happy and I'm happy. So grateful for these moments, memories...and food!