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25 April 2008 @ 03:05 pm
Like Martha Stewart, only with more eyeliner and an Hard Rock twist. :)  
I'm having a dinner party tonight.  Like my sister, whose blog can be found on my links list under Emily and CW, I adore food.  Reading cookbooks, planning menus, shopping for food, preparing food...  hospitality is one of my things.  I love having people over, and I adore all the new ROOM we have in which to entertain.  Nolan loves to have people over as well, so it all works out. 

Tonight's Menu:  Dinner for 8

Lemon-Herb Grilled Chicken (from the cookbook seegrim sent me for Christmas - Keeping Good Company)
New Potatoes in Sour Cream (same cookbook)
Green Beans - (Shut up, now, these are MY green beans.  There's never ANY left!)
Homemade Rolls (Ancient Carrie Leigh secret recipe)
Salad - my friend is bringing
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Peanut butter oatmeal cookies - Friend is bringing

Now how does that sound, y'all?

Side note:  I don't ever actually say, "y'all" - it just sneaks out when I do these cooking posts.  Like I'm somehow possessed by Paula Dean. I dunno.  Weird.)

Currently, the rolls are rising, the chicken is marinating, the ice cream is freezing, and I am off to get my children haircuts so the little one will quit complaining that it's "touching my ears!"  Horror of horrors.

Y'all have a good weekend, now, y'hear?

I am:: kitchen
I hear:: For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC
autumnrhythm30: Virgin Suicides Pineappleautumnrhythm30 on April 25th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)

1. I love green beans. Would eat them all.
2. The rest of that sounds amazing.
3. Paula Dean is awesome/hilarious. I understood the reference(ya'll).
Carrie Leigh: Dean scorecarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Green beans are AWESOME.
nbaekernbaeker on April 25th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
What time do I show up?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Come by anytime, honey.
Mala: Domestically Disabled13oct on April 25th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing. Wow wish I could be this good. I so suck at being a good housewife. I swear, if there were grades for this, I would get an -F!

We love entertaining too, and do so fairly often. It's just that the process you described above, well my husband does all that. R has this huge cookbook collection, from which he picks stuff out depending on the theme. He really enjoys the process down to the plating of food and the presentation. *shrugs* My husband cooks to relax. Do you think I'm complaining here?
Carrie Leigh: Stupid Boycarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
I wouldn't complain. No I wouldn't. Nolan cooks once a year, and he uses up every dish, making the biggest mess imaginable.:P

seegrim: stir until the onions...seegrim on April 25th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
How fun! I'm glad you're enjoying entertaining in your new home!

I hope the chicken turns out well. I've never tried that one. I'll need your recipe for rolls eventually. Would you believe I don't have a good one?

Anyway, hope you have/had a great time!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Elphabajandjsalmon on April 25th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
OOOh I need the recipe too - My rolls are terrible - I usually end up sending Jay to the store for some VERY last minute!
Carrie Leigh: vegetariancarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Bread. Mmmmmmm.
Carrie Leigh: harry flirtcarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
The chicken got rave reviews, and was very easy.

Roll recipe. Check.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: I <3 Speedosjandjsalmon on April 25th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
You are SOOO domestic. I wonder if it's because you're Southern? Or it could be that you are not married to a shut-in who would rather have the few families that we associate with come over for pizza and wings than go out - for fear that he MIGHT see someone he's arrested. *le sigh*

But yes - How much do I love that your little guys hate their hair being shaggy? We are all about the military hair-cuts here... well - not buzz cuts - but SHORT SHORT - and right now they are a bit longer than they should be. Scott is in a HUGE tizzy about it too! ;)

Have fun tonight! :D
Carrie Leigh: Alphabet soupcarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
As much as Nolan loves to entertain, he might like going out and arresting someone, more. :D
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Cops vs. Firemenjandjsalmon on April 26th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Jay assures me that it is really fun to arrest people.

But I'm sure the dinner party was a blast too! :D
Carrie Leigh: john cusakcarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
I have no doubt!

It was! Especially because they took my kids home with them!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Kara - Grinjandjsalmon on April 26th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)

Then what are you doing on the net, dear??

As much as I love seeing you - I vote you go smooch your handsome hubby. ;)
Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Been and done, dearie. He's WAY asleep. :)
Kate: Made of winmugglechump on April 25th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
I want to come to your house for dinner. I'm so hungry now.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Please do. You can Mapquest us. :D
Leigh: Theta loveleigh_adams on April 25th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Ok, so what time do I need to be at your house? It sounds amazing!!

And I use the word "y'all" like every two sentences. I'm not trying to channel my inner Paula Deen; it's just the way I talk! <3
Carrie Leigh: Texas Rangerscarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was all good, we had an excellent time.

Everyone here uses y'all. That's where I live! *shrug*
dragonsangel68: TW - James in teethdragonsangel68 on April 26th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
What time are you serving?

"touching my ears!"

Oh do savor that. I remember having an insistent little boy who fussed over his hair... They turn into moody teenage ones who develop allergies to hair cuts *sigh*

Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
He's SO particular about everything. I could do with a little of an easygoing nature...
dragonsangel68: TW - James in teethdragonsangel68 on April 26th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Don't worry, he'll get there eventually... Then you'll be pulling your hair out trying to get him to have a hair cut or pick up his mess ;)
WolfStarwolfstar07 on April 26th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh, Perse. That chicken sounds delicious. As do the rolls. And it's strange that's the only time you say y'all, because I most certainly use it a lot. I guess coz my dad's from Texas and says it a lot to. I prefer (because my grandma does it) "Y'all come back now, y'hear?" :)
Carrie Leigh: Pansycarrie_leigh on April 26th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
That's sweet. Grandmas are the BEST.
(Anonymous) on April 30th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
lmao!! I don't know you, but I definitely share your passion for cooking!!

"Side note: I don't ever actually say, "y'all" - it just sneaks out when I do these cooking posts. Like I'm somehow possessed by Paula Dean. I dunno. Weird.)"

LOL me too!!! Paula Dean tends to possess some of us when we cook, it is rather weird.... hahahah I'm glad I'm not the only one! Sorry that was incredibly random... lol