Dinner tonight needed to be super quick because I have a crap ton to get done before the party tomorrow! I bought the new MorningStar Lasagna with Sausage Style Crumbles a while back, and it’s just been chillin in the freezer since then (get it? 😉 )
The Lasgana was pretty good – but when I flipped the box over and saw the crazy long list of ingredients I was shocked! The ingredients list is extreme. Had I checked out the back of the box before buying, I would have put this frozen entre back on the shelf.
All week I have hemmed and hawed over what to make for the jewelry party I am hosting. Usually at these types of get togethers, the host sets out tons of tempting goodies that would not typically fit into my work-week diet. Don’t get me wrong — I love to partake in all the indulging, but I always feel a little guilty afterward for eating 3 pounds of cheese and sampling every dessert on the spread.
Since I am hosting this particular get together, not only would I be indulging at the actual party but I’d also be left with tons of scrumptious goodies tempting me throughout the rest of the week. Ughhhh….
So with all this in mind, I decided to go with the Golden Rule methodology. Do unto others as you would have done unto you… or in Fervent Foodie language: feed others what you would like to be fed. So, the plan is to keep my menu for the party as simple and healthy as possible. Things that I would eat on a normal day, and that I would not feel guilty about eating as leftovers for the rest of the week.
Here’s what’s on the agenda:
- Mini sandwiches (whole grain bread, turkey or ham, cheese, lots of veggies)
- Carrots, tri-color peppers, light veggie dip, hummus
- Cucumbers Provencal
- Strawberries & Cream (dang I hope mine look this good!)
Hope my guests aren’t disappointed by this healthy(er) menu–I know I won’t be 😀