This week when one of my best friends received her masters degree (woohoo!), I decided that I would be a great excuse to throw an impromptu dinner party. If you know anything about me (besides my undying love of cheese) it’s that I love a good dinner party. Realistically, I even love a sorta okay dinner party. Basically if there is food involved, I’m there and happy as a clam….
I don’t know what it is about this overcast weather that we’ve been having recently, but I have been craving pasta like nobody’s business. I’m a big fan of carbs as I always keep repeating, and pasta fits nicely into this category. …
When I received a last minute call from my Dad last night seeing if he and his other half could join us for dinner, I knew the meal I was planning on making wouldn’t quite satiate five people without some major tweaks. As dinner was already set to be what I like to call a Pantry Meal of the Week (aka Amanda doesn’t feel like grocery shopping) what I had planned for dinner was already quite the compilation of miscellaneous food. I decided to serve everything on top of a heaping portion of brown rice to stretch out my ingredients and make sure that everyone was full and satisfied when they were done stuffing their faces….