Monday, June 14, 2010

a blogger's sampling

I had some girl friends over for a get together on Friday night.  Moms only.  No kids.  No husbands.  Molly, the dog was there, but that's OK because she's a girl too.  We grilled out and sat around on the deck until long after the sun had gone behind the trees.  We lit candles and laughed into the night.  It was a wonderful time.  We actually completed entire conversations.  It was such a treat. 
Whenever I know I'm having 'company' I love to try new recipes.  I like to experiment on my guests and this get together was no exception.  I chose 3 recipes that I'd book marked while browsing blogs.  This is my blogger's sampling.... 

vanilla cupcakes from leslie  {I'm convinced that these little babies are cousins to pound cake....they were a huge hit....the cake is dense and rich...and the batter was just as good as the cupcakes!  we ate them with berries spooned over them!  swoon.}

oreo cream fudge from kris  {if you have a serious sweet tooth, these are for you!  they were so easy to make....but be warned!  They are RICH...and oh so good.}

cucumber limeade from marta  {i can't wait for another excuse to make this!  everyone loved it...this drink is crisp and cool and perfectly refreshing for hot summer picnics and dinner parties....no one drank anything but this the entire night.  wonderful stuff!}

So, there you have my blogger's sampling....it was a fun way to try out some new recipes.  I highly recommend any of these recipes if you're having a get together of your own.

20 comments:

Naturalearthfarm said...

Thank you for sharing. Oh, it sounds like a wonderful evening - very special and yummy.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Heather said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with friends. Those are some of my faovrite moments of the warm weather; quiet time outdoors with my friends. Thanks for sharing all the yummy goodness

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Cucumber limeade. That sound soooo good. I've been making my own soda syrups lately from fresh fruit, but this sounds even better. Must make some tonight. Your evening sounds lovely. I should plan one of these get-togethers, but where to ship the kids to??? I don't think all three can be out of the house at the same time -- it just never seems to work that way.

Christina said...

"We actually completed entire conversations." Hehe...oh, I know about how that feels like an accomplishment! Sounds like a lovely, lovely get-together. : ) Also, the cucumber lime-ade sounds delightfully intriguing.

From All Stitched Up said...

We had couples over for dinner a few weeks ago which was great fun. I think it also sounds neat just to have girlfriends over. The cupcakes are on my list to try.

karen said...

Hello, great blog you have! Question for you..can you tell me where you purchased the really cool candle holder that wraps around your umbrella pole? LOVE it!!! Thanks!

marta said...

what a cute idea for a party. thanks for sharing all those delicsh goodies. am so glad you enjoyed the cucumber limeade. am never going back, isn't it just so refreshing and dreamy?! ooh, i love it. enjoy.

Tracy said...

Oh, what fun--a girlfriends get-together! LOVE these goodies...mmm... I must try that Oreo fudge! And that cucumber limeade--sound so refreshing for warm summer days. Glad you had a great time, Lisa. I will be needing to take an unexpected break for a few days, so may be slow to be around. I will post about it tomorrow. Happy Week :o) ((HUGS))

Audra said...

What does the phrase "completed entire conversations" mean anyway? It has a familiar ring to it. Hmmm... maybe I need a girl's night. :)

Kristyn Knits said...

I have to admit I'm jealous of your girl-time. Sounds like you're nurturing a lot of great relationships. Thanks for the recipe recommendations! Guess I need to plan a party!

The WoodLand School said...

This sounds like such a perfect summertime evening! Thanks for the recipe links ... I can't wait to re-create your scene at my house :-)

kikiverde said...

I can only imagine how lovely the evening was! I must make the time to do something like this!

The cucumber limeade looks absolutely divine-- thank you for sharing your finds!

Gloria said...

Your guests must have felt they were really pampered with all that great visiting and yummy new treats!
What fun! Everything looks very delicious! I am so glad you had some "friend" time for yourself. :)

Stephanie said...

That sounds like a great night, good company, good food, and good conversation. All of those treats look so tasty!!

a friend to knit with said...

aww. i want to have a girls party. that sounds like SO much fun! (and trouble is a girl!.... YIPPEE!) :)

Journeying Five said...

that sounds like a wonderful idea and a great evening.. something we all should do more often.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your evening sounds blissful! And your food looks delicious. Might have to try those cupcakes ;)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi! It's fun to be back reading YOUR fabulous blog. Such a fun evening you ladies had! I just copied off the limeade recipe for my next gathering.

I appreciate your visit a few weeks back and your thoughts for my mother. I finally gave an update on her progress.

Happy Summer!
Donna

Missouri Mommy said...

I'm sooooo jealous! I wish I have been there to join you! Hope it was a fun time!

Sophies momma said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! looks like a perfect way to spend time with friends