Monday, May 26, 2008

Sex and the City- The Housewife's Lady's Lunch

I've been invited to an all girls, Sex and the City party next Saturday. I'm excited! Getting together with a bunch of girlfriends to eat, drink, laugh, and then watch a movie that's bound to be good sounds like a pretty good time, right?

The best part of the day for me? It's not at my house, and it's a potluck. I LOVE potlucks. Wanna know why? Because I get to seriously eat. And not only eat, but I get to eat other people's food. And let me tell ya- my girls can cook. I think I require my friends to be good cooks- that way I don't have to. Pretty smart, right? If you cook for me I'll bring the booz. I am a professional, after all.

For drinks I was thinking something pink, since that's the whole theme of this movie. I know we'll be having Cosmopolitan's, which are very yummy, but I need a little variety, you know? I also thought maybe instead of something pink that I'd bring a couple of bottles of Asti Spumante. It's cheap, sweet, and bubbly. Perfect for a lady's lunch. Not that we will be acting like "ladies"....hee hee....but that will just makes things that much more interesting. I'm sure the party will be a lot of yummy food face-stuffing, swearing, boob shakin, and belly laughing.

So here's my problem. It's a potluck. Which means I need to bring something food related. I'm at a loss. I don't know what to make! I need something that's fairly easy (which means a few hours making it at most), and most importantly... yummy. Nothing too over the top. I don't need to be the expert, but I need to at least fit in with the experts, know what I mean?

Here's your assignment:

Find me something to bring to the Lady's Lunch! Any ideas would be appreciated. And if I pick your idea, I promise I'll come over and clean your house. Okay, not really, but we can pretend.


Big Red said...

Apple Dumplings!!!!!!

The Mom said...

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe


3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon hot chile paste
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
16 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers, shredded
4 cups romaine lettuce - torn, washed and dried
2 cups shredded carrots
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Whisk together the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, chilipaste, ginger, vinegar and sesame oil.
Grill or broil chicken until cooked, cool and slice.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
Spray a large shallow pan with nonstick vegetable spray, arrange shredded wontons in a single layer and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, wontons, lettuce, carrots, green onions and cilantro. Toss with dressing and serve.

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*Becky* said...

You are going to have SOOOO much fun!!

pittser79 said...

Tiffany makes a wonderful spinach dip. It's frozen spinach, leak soup, mayonnaise and water chestnuts. Sounds weird, but I PROMISE it is SOOO yummy, and very very easy.

Elisa said...

If it's a SATC-inspired potluck, you should bring some delicious cupcakes with pink icing and maybe even shoe decorations on top :-)

If you cannot find marzipan shoes you can buy some Barbie shoes - they are making some really cute ones!

Call Family said...

I made Buffalo Chicken Dip for some friends and it was a huge hit (I was really shocked at how much everyone loved it!) - another thing I always get good reviews on is a Spinach Artichoke Salad that's light and super easy. Let me know if you need recipes :)

Lindsey said...

I guess it depends if you're going for healthy or just plain delicious and who cares about calories? I have a yummy bacon crescent appetizer recipe, but it has (DUH) bacon in it and cream cheese. Not exactly Jenny Craig food.

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