I'm so glad it's the weekend. Even though there is more rain in the forecast it's nice to have a break from the busy school schedule.
Last night we had friends over for dinner - my best friend and her family who we see frequently. These are my favorite kind of dinners - I don't really stress about how clean the house is or what I'm cooking. They are easy to please and great company!
I made the kid friendly "Finger Spaghetti" that I posted back in January. I knew I had a busy afternoon and wouldn't have much time in the kitchen. So I picked something that I could make while we chatted. We served it with a spinach salad like we had the other night - baby spinach, avocado, walnut and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette. It was easy and good. For munching on while I cooked we had the hummus I'd prepared the other day, veggies, some picholine olives, pistachios and almonds. Yum.
We rarely have (soy) ice cream in the house - I'm just not a big ice cream fan so I don't think about it when I'm in the store. But for last night I bought three different flavors of Soy Delicious Purely Decadent soy ice cream - and then forgot to serve them! Sheesh.
I bought Peanut Butter Zig Zag, Chunky Mint Madness and Vanilla. Peanut butter and chocolate is just the best combination - anybody old enough to remember those Reeses commercials where the people bumped into each other "hey you got chocolate in my peanut butter" and "well you got peanut butter on my chocolate" - of course why a guy was walking down the street eating out of a jar of peanut butter was never quite clear. But it really is one of my favorite combinations!