So about two months ago a friend and I were at brunch. We were talking about how we pin so much on Pinterest and make only a small amount of our pins. So we thought maybe throwing a Pinterest Party would help not just us but friends make crafts/recipes/etc. So my friend Abby and I put the word out to see if our friends would be interested. Honestly I didn’t think many people would come. But we had a nice group of about 10 or so ladies who really wanted to partake.
For the party I made 5 different recipes I had wanted to try and they for the most part turned out pretty nice. Here are the recipes I made:
The Salty Chihuahua
All of the ladies loved these. Watch out they sneak up on you. =)
Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
These were great!! They taste just like the ones from the restaurant. I love spicy things and these were mild to me. Next time I will kick up the heat. But wonderful recipe all around.
These were super easy to make. Next time I will make these on a cookie sheet with a rack in it so the bottoms get toasted too. The bottoms were a little soggy. The sauce was good I didn’t have buttermilk so I used 2% milk and a little sour cream. It turned out great but was very garlicy. Next time I will use less garlic. If you like pickles this recipe is for you.
I thought this dish was very refreshing and light. The feta and the veggies had this salty and sweet combination that worked very well together. SInce it’s January I wasn’t going to grill the veggies, but I roasted them and they were delicious. The olives I left off to the side since most people don’t like olives. I love olives and put them in mine serving. They added a little too much salt so I would leave them out or don’t add salt to the orzo or veggies. I also didn’t use all of the vinegarette. I will make this againg. It would be a great summer dish too.
Strawberry Almond Shortbread Cookies
These cookies didn’t turn out the way I thought they would. They cracked really bad when I was pressing them and the filling bubbled over and ran down the sides. They tasted great but didn’t look very nice. I didn’t do the iciing because they were honestly sweet enough on their own. I will try and make these again with a little less flour to see if that fixes the problem. They are worth trying again. I also obviously used strawberry jam instead of raspberry just because I had strawberry jam I needed to use up.
That was it for the food I made. But as you know a PInterest Party can’t be just about food and drinks. So everyone brought a craft to make. A few people knitted, some organized photos and other items, others made candles, one person made a calendar, another coasters made from maps, I made magnets from glass beads and scrapebook paper. All in all it was a nice evening with good friends, good food, and lots of conversations. Just a little trivia for you the art of candle making is Chandlering. The more you know right. =)