Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fiesta

Happy Friday!!!! Any fun weekend plans?

Josh's sister arrived last night and will be living with us for the month of June while she takes a class at a local college. We are SO thrilled she is here. To celebrate, we had a mini fiesta last night. Josh's friend Jeremy also joined us. I made Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies (I used smart balance, egg whites instead of eggs, and both baking soda and powder vs. just soda):


A peach and blackberry crumble:


Hummus and veggies, pretzels, crackers:

Turkey meatballs (1/2 lb lean ground turkey, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/ cup parm cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic, 1 egg white, roll into balls throw in crock pot with sauce- cook) with garlic toast (Arnold's thins) for the boys:
And I made some black bean dip (for the veggies).
It was a yummy little fiesta!
Today is the usual work, then I teach Body Attack, and then we may go out somewhere for dinner. Hope you have a good one!!

37 comments:

ttfn300 said...

everything looks great, i'm looking for a healthier crumb topping ;) fruit does make a wonderful dessert!

have a great weekend!

The Healthy Hostess said...

Yum! Everything looks great!

K from ksgoodeats said...

You are the best hostess ever! That all looks delicious! I'm stealing your cookie recipe ;)

Have a great Friday!! Hope you enjoy dinner if you guys go out!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Looks like a fun time & a good way to kick off the weekend! =)

Jessica said...

Looks yummy! I like the new blog layout : )

Yum Yucky said...

I know it's only 9:30am, but I'll take about 5 of those cookies! Ummm, I mean 6. One for later. hehehe.

teresa said...

That's a nice looking spread! Happy weekend!

Krista said...

Great sweets and dinner! YUM!

Love the new look of the blog...:)

Dawn said...

you make healthy eating look so good. what a wonderful hostess you are!
thanks for those stretches. that yoga is yummy one is sooooo darn good. I love it. thank you!

GreenDogWine said...

OMG - that peach/bberry crumble has my mouther totally watering right now!

glidingcalm said...

everything looks AMAZING. i particularly love the veggie plate....but seriously- why is your baking so perfect!! everytime you post a loaf or cookie or SOMETHING on here, I get hungry!!!

love the meatball meal too!! mmmm

biz319 said...

never thought of using arnold thins as garlic bread - great idea!

Meganerd said...

mmmm... I want to try that cookie recipe!

Happy Friday!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

A house guest, fun! Happy Friday to you too :-)

redheadedjournal said...

Everything looks so good!

Bec said...

those cookies look amazing, love the crumble too!

I Run for Fun said...

What an amazing hostess you are!

Can I come visit?

Have a great weekend.

Esi said...

Happy Friday! What a yummy party. No real plans for me this weekend. It's my last free weekend for a loooong time!

mtbcy said...

The dinner looks delish! I am definitely going to try the black bean dip and cookies- yum!

Bridget said...

holy crap those cookies look SO good!!! Making me crave one like whoa! :) What a super fiesta! I want a turkey meatball too :)

Diana said...

Hey there, Mrs. Fit and Fabulous, I love the new layout! Tres chic!

The cookies and crisp look delish too! I'm a sucker for anything with a crumb topping. :)

Lori said...

Those cookies look so great. I've been craving a good cookie. I'll have to give them a try. Love the new look!

Kerstin said...

What a great spread of goodies! I hope you have a wonderful time with Josh's sister!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

yum yum~~~ so many yummy eats! especially that turkey meatballs! I want to make some too! :)

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I wish you would make food for one of my parties! haha It all looks so yummmmy!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Um, can I come stay with you guys and instead of taking a class just eat have you cook for me and play with Frank?

P.S. Can CD and the pups come too? :)

Selba said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Maria said...

Love the new look! How fun! All of your eats look tasty! I haven't had cookies in a LONG time. I wish I had one now!! Have a great weekend!

lilveggiepatch said...

Those cookies look great! Were they soft?

Elyse said...

Ooo, Erica, what a perfect celebration feast! The crumble and the cookies look AMAZING. It would be way too dangerous to put those cookies around me :) I could eat quite a few. And those meatballs look like a delicious dinner, too! Sorry I haven't been around for the past week; I had a friend in town and wasn't able to do my regular commenting :( I'm back now, though!

Brooke said...

Oh bossy baker you!! Cookies looks so good!! AND the crumble. The crumble plus icey cream would be fantastico!

Alison said...

Those cookies sound great. I love brown sugar. And I love anything with blackberries.

Lexie said...

That picture of the cookies looks amazing...they look soft, chewy and melt in your mouth good! I have never tried baking with the smart balance butter. I will have to try it.

amanda said...

look at all that delicious food.
wish i was coming over for some
snacks! enjoyyy.

happy weekend!

xxx

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those cookies LITERALLY made my mouth water, like whoa.

kristisummer said...

Hope you have a great Sunday and that your classes went well.

Aggie said...

What good eats!!!