As I mentioned in my weekend wrap up post from yesterday, I hosted our monthly monthly Cleveland blogger dinner at our home this past Friday evening. Who knew throwing a BYODDD: Bring Your Own Dog, Dish or Drink party would be such a blast?!
As a reminder, here’s a listing of the wonderful bloggers who attended:
- Allison at Green Dog Wine
- Alycia at Fit n Fresh
- Heather at Mile 26 and More
- Katie at Healthy Heddleston
- Katrina at Bite Buff
- Suzanne at Life on Mars
Entertaining for my friends and family gives me such joy – especially now with the recent redecorating of the family room and kitchen! So in true Poise in Parma form, I want to share my version of “love” today:
TEN THINGS THIS TUESDAY: MY MENU FOR OUR AUGUST CLEVELAND BLOGGER GET TOGETHER
I’ll be featuring my recipes and tips for these dishes in the upcoming weeks – looks like you have SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!
1. Melon & Prosciutto Skewers
Easily made with just those two ingredients, I threw these together in less than five minutes.
2. Quinoa Tabbouleh
Wanting to offer a gluten-free option, I created this salad. Recipe to come!
3. Caprese Salad
Made by my mom, it’s amazing how wonderful this simple salad tasted!
4. Grandma Disch’s Vinegar Cucumber Salad
Hans’ grandma’s salad is a MUST HAVE at any family gathering. She shared the recipe with me and I’ll be sharing it with you very soon!
5. Alicia’s Pasta Salad
You can never go wrong with a pasta salad. Mine is infamous and includes a secret ingredient. I have to decide if I’m going to divulge it!!!
6. My take on a Waldorf Chicken Salad
Guest could enjoy this with some Orlando Baking Company rolls, corn chips or on its own. I made this up on the fly, so I’ll be posting it here soon.
7. Baked Berries and Brie
So easy. So simple. SO TASTY. A recipe from my mom, which will soon be yours.
8. Thai Curry Spiced Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs
(picture c/o greendogwine.com)
I have to admit – I cheated a bit by purchasing a great sauce at Trader Joe’s. I marinated the chicken and shrimp (separately) for about an hour in the sauce before having Hans sear them on the grill. An easy way to provide a meat option for your guests.
9. Two Types of Homemade Pizzas:
…a Caprese Chicken Pizza on traditional pizza dough
…and a veggie lovers Greek style pizza with mushrooms, green pepper, hummus and feta, on whole wheat pizza dough.
Hans used to work at Papa John’s and taught me the “right” way to make a pizza! I learned from the best! He might have to do a guest post!
10) Apricot Cassata Cake
From my favorite local bakery – Michael Angelo’s Bakery in Broadview Heights – what’s a pup birthday party without a birthday cake?! It’s also the same flavor that we had for our wedding cake – which made Hans VERY happy at the end of the evening!
(picture c/o mile26andmore.com)
We ate. We drank. We pupped. And we were tuckered out. Even Grady slept in Saturday morning!
Thanks to all my lovely “blends” for bringing their pups, desserts and wine to the party! I encourage you to check out all of their blogs – they are my CLE favorites!
A HUGE THANK YOU to my talented mother for all of her help. I think she may have a new job as a dog whisperer if her current career path doesn’t work out!
And another thank you to my wonderful husband – it takes quite the man to put up with all those ladies and pups running about!
SO STAY TUNED TO THE BLOG: You have lots of recipe posts coming your way during the month of September!