Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dinner with Friends

Last night, Brian and I had our good friends, Nicole, Steve and Tyler, over for dinner. It was so fun spending time together chatting, laughing and catching up on what's been going on in each other's lives. (Sorry, I don't have pictures to share! I was so enjoying our time together that I didn't want to stop to capture it with the Nikon.)

For dinner, Brian and I made Garlic Cheddar Chicken for the first time. It's easy and oh-so-delicious! (I know I've been bombarding you with chicken recipes lately, but as I think about it, that's primarily what we eat. Well, that and ground turkey.) We have Grandma B to thank for introducing us to this new recipe. See, a couple of weeks ago, Brian and I had dinner at Grandma B's house and she made this delicious chicken recipe for us. It was so yummy, in fact, that when Brian asked me what we should make for our guests, I immediately said, "What about that yummy chicken that Grandma B made?!"

After feasting on garlic cheddar chicken, steamed zucchini and squash (from the Liotine's garden!) and baby red potatoes seasoned with Pampered Chef dill seasoning, we headed outside so Tyler could say hello to our doggies and check out our neighbor's chickens and goats.

Last, but not least, for dessert, we enjoyed homemade strawberry pound cake topped with a glaze and some Cool Whip. (Nicely done, babe; it was delicious!)

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pound Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 cup crushed strawberries
1 package (3 ounces) Strawberry Jello
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, room temperature, beaten

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup crushed strawberries

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Combine cake mix, 1 cup strawberries, Jello, vegetable oil and eggs in a large bowl.

3) Beat with electric mixer for 3 minutes.

4) Pour into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.

5) Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool in the pan or on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove to a serving plate.

6) When the cake is no longer hot, combine glaze ingredients and spread over cake.

Thanks again to our friends for coming over for dinner last night! And for spoiling us with fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden. :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am definitely going to try that garlic chicken recipe! Sounds delicious!!! Thanks for the link.


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