Celebrate…Work Parties

The Boyfriend & I hosted a party for his work over the weekend and had a friend of mine, Callie Salls of Linguine & Dirty Martinis, come in an cook for the event.  I covered the dining room table with antipasto; several different types of cheeses and proscuittos, olives, roasted peppers, etcetcetc.

We have a big open kitchen and it worked out perfectly.  She made these little pork crostini with pesto aioli, feta dip with kalamata olives and blackberry, salami and marinated mozzarella skewers.

We only had about 40 people come but had enough food for probably about 100 so The Boyfriend will be having pork crostini for dinner everything for the next three months…

Foodies…Fried Chicken & Biscuits

I have a couple resolutions to maintain but wanted to start the New Year off right.  So I made The Boyfriend fried chicken and biscuits from scratch.

I at least tried a slightly healthier version.  I have an old school recipe for fried chicken, in which coat the chicken in seasoned mayonnaise, bread it then fry it in Crisco.

It’s hard to make something that sounds like it’s going to kill you healthier but I used skinless tenders, replaced mayo with a mustard/chili mix and fried in olive oil.

To accompany my healthy fried chicken, I made free formed cheddar and dill biscuits.  I met a super talented personal chef/caterer, Callie Salls of Linguine & Dirty Martinis, at a party recently and bought some of this Strawberry & Black Pepper jam which was perfect to top the savory biscuits.

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But we are back on track for a healthy New Years so it was a rude awakening this morning when The Boyfriend was given Special K and Light Silk.

Unhappy camper…