One of my favorite things to do when I have guests over is make them TCL-style eats. My sister is the easiest to please because she always comes prepared with a list of things she wants to try.
I decided to make a few of my most popular recipes for my friends Beth and Bri.
I even decided to do a play on one of my faves for entertaining – mini frittatas.
This time, I made them sans rice and just with parsley and parmesan…and served them with Individual Blueberry Breakfast Crisps.
Parmesan Parsley Mini Frittatas
These easy mini frittatas are not only great for sharing…they whip up in under 5 minutes and take only about 10 in the oven. Switch out your favorite mixins to suit your tastes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Serves 4 (makes about 16-18 mini frittatas)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and prep a mini tart/frittata pan with non-stick spray.
- Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl. Stir in cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Use a mini ice cream scoop (or melon baller) to fill tart/frittata cups about 3/4 full.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until the eggs are cooked through (I usually wait till the tops are just starting to brown lightly).
In the afternoon, I did a super-fun kickboxing-inspired workshop that my friend Megan was leading with another friend Ashley.
And post workshop, I went with my friends Sarah and Bri to Mac’s for some casual afternoon eats.
We shared a basket of fried pickles. I’m starting to think that Mac’s makes the best fried pickles I’ve ever had. They’re nice and crispy with just the right touch of spice to let you know it’s there without burning your tongue.
Hubby stayed home to watch football, but he requested I bring home leftovers. So, I ordered the small (haha – do you see that photo?!) combo, which yielded plenty of leftovers.
After such a big lunch, I just whipped up a simple bowl of udon-noodle soup for a light dinner.
I had to save room for dessert…two desserts!
First up…a hefty slice of cheesecake that my friend Sarah made (thanks Sarah!). She first made this tasty dessert way back when for my housewarming, and I still rave about.
Plus, I had caramel apples, which were birthday gifts from Megan and Erica (thanks guys!).
They gave me four fun flavors, but I decided to crack open the pecan pie first.
It had a lovely layer of chewy caramel with crunchy nuts and warm cinnamon.
Delish! I think I’ll be ordering more of these in the upcoming holiday season. I mean…is it just me or do caramel apples scream “holidays”?!
All settled in for a cozy night at The Chic House.
Fried Pickles: Yay or Nay?
Reader Question: Do you like caramel apples? Have you tried any interesting flavors?