Posts Tagged ‘hosting’

  • This is not one of my most healthy meals but it is delicious and perfect for having friends for dinner. My cousin and her husband make it often and their 3 year old and 1 year old love it. I made it tonight when our neighbors came over for dinner. IMG_6179.JPG
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 chopped fine onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 3-4 cubes of frozen basil and garlic
  • sprinkle of fresh parm.
  • 1/2 c. cream or more if you’d like it thicker
  • salt and pepper
  1. Simmer oil and butter with onions and garlic.
  2. Add 1 c. chicken broth bring to boil and reduce by half
  3. Add another 1c. chicken broth and reduce by half
  4. Add course ground crushed tomatoes – 28-32 oz.
  5. Add 3 -4 cubes of basil and fresh parm.
  6. Bring to a bubble then add 1/2 c. or 3/4 c. cream.
  7. Add salt and pepper

Serve with penne or rigatoni

I served this simple and flavorful pasta with grilled chicken, cut up on top and baked broccoli. IMG_6177.JPG

Ticia and Jason brought a great salad and some very fresh bread! Here are some action shots of them eating 🙂



They are the cutest family!

For dessert we had classic apple pie!IMG_6163.JPG


Served warm with vanilla yogurt!

After dinner and dessert, the twins played a great game of run around the house while we consulted about our empty, white baby room. It was great!

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