As much as we love going out for drinks on Friday to celebrate the weekend and put the week behind us, we also love staying in and having our friends over for our version of happy hour. Being the pizza fanatics we are, we decided to try and make our own. We took a shortcut (love that) and used pre baked crusts (you can also use Naan or Pitas) but I must say I was proud of the result and judging by how quickly we all devoured our slices, I’d say our friends liked them too.
My favorite! Margherita (with a little sauce)
Mike’s yummy creation… A Philly Cheesesteak pie (Wiz included)
I LOVED this combination! Goat Cheese and Figs (balsamic glaze)
So, it’s been quite some time since my last post, but I am truly happy to be writing again. So much has happened this month; getting married most importantly 🙂 Michael and I really wanted our wedding to be laid back and fun, so when we got engaged, we quickly decided on a Las Vegas Elvis wedding. We traveled to Vegas along with friends and family (23 of us total) for a weekend of fun and celebration. While there we got the chance to get together for dinner,gambling and even found time for a little karaoke! Our photos were taken by a great friend of ours and talented photographer; Chris Martin. It was simply everything we hoped it would be and I am happy to be home and ready to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s as Mr. and Mrs. Dasch. I wish you all and your loved ones a very joyful Holiday season and a wonderful New Year! Xoxo
One of my favorite things to do is entertain. I think it's definitely something I get from my mom; as a kid I always remember my parents' friends coming over for dinner and what a great hostess my mom was. She has always paid great attention to detail and it shows in everything she does. I keep that in mind when preparing nibbles, dinner, and drinks. To celebrate the start of the weekend; we had our close friends Steve and Jess over for wine and dinner. It was so much fun! I made Pasta e Fagioli (which I forgot to photograph cause we were so hungry!), it left me inspired and wanting more Italian, so tonight I'll be making my favorite meat sauce. Stay tuned 🙂
These are from Friday…
The ingredients for Sgroppino (an Italian cocktail made up of Prosecco, lemon sorbet and mint). Yum!
Ever get sad when the weekend is coming to an end? I do, I call this feeling the “Sunday blues”. This weekend has been great and thankfully not quite over yet. My fiancé and I both had what could be considered a long, hectic week so the weekend is something we were very much looking forward to. We happily agreed to a lazy weekend, we slept in, made breakfast together (my absolute favorite meal) and indulged in some of our favorite things; video games for him, reading and tv for me 🙂 I also got to spend a few hours with Carrie (friend, coworker and fellow blogger: CurrentlyCarrie) we got to catch up, make plans for our upcoming Halloween party and do a little shopping. I picked up a great book which I plan to start reading this week; “The Buddha walks into a bar”, a sort of modern-day guide to life using Tibetan Buddhism teachings. I have high hopes for it. Signing off for now, time to start thinking about dinner and maybe a movie to watch as we say goodbye to Sunday.