28 October 2010

Food 10/29 through 11/4

Friday: Helping a friend throw a costume party to celebrate her brilliant husband. I'm doing a vegetarian white bean & black bean chili (cue Michael Jackson), a miniature version of these cupcakes, and some other snack foods!

Saturday: We have our church's Reformation Day Party (no coincidence that Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door on Halloween - All Hallows Eve - eve of what? All Saints Day - a beloved church commemoration of all the Saints that have gone before us in victory).

At the party, there is a red beans and rice cook-off.

That I may have orchestrated.

So, I'm making red beans and rice for lunch. Also, I need to make a rum cake for the cake walk and a rice krispie treats for prizes for the three legged race. For supper, we'll trick or treat around the neighborhood, and then perhaps collapse into a pile of $5.00 Little Caesar's pizza. I'll be cooking all day today, all day tomorrow, and then setting up and helping run the Reformation Party all day saturday, then trick or treating. I ain't agonna cook supper Saturday Night.
Not gonna do it.
Wouldn't be prudent.

Sunday Supper: Herbed Italian Shrimp, Fettucine Alfredo, crusty French Bread, Salad.

Monday Supper: Chicken Enchiladas to my mom's house. Where hopefully she will provide salad, bread, dessert.

Tuesday Supper: Paninis, Cheese Soup (My friend Jessica gave me her Swenson's Cheese Soup recipe a while ago. It is amazing. And breaks all of my (and if I had to guess Jessica's as well) culinary guidelines, but every now and then, you just need to do it. If you don't know what Swenson's cheese soup is, I pity your soul).

Wednesday Supper: Pizza at Church

Thursday Supper: I'm going to a girlfriend's house to have a small going away get together for a friend who is moving to Cleveland, Ohio. I'm going to take a chocolate chess pie, and some spicy onion dip. Others are bringing other things. It'll be a smorgasbord (orgasbord orgasbord). I'm hoping there will be leftovers for the family, but if not, I'll pull out frozen cheese ravioli, boil it, and pour some jarred spaghetti sauce over it. Not ideal, but better than McDonalds, something out of a can or a box.

I heart food.


  1. OH! Ann Lowry, can you please please send me the Swensen's cheese soup recipe? I have tried to explain it to darling husband so many times but he just can't envision how cheese+soup can be that delicious. He's really missed out, not growing up in Jackson and all..

  2. fast typing is bad for me..just noticed that I misspelled your name. So sorry!

  3. Franny - you get points for knowing how to spell my name, and I'm working on getting you the recipe. Be forewarned: You will be sad at the lack of real food in it.