Last weekend, we had a few friends over to play cards and have dinner together. This is one of my favorite things that we do ever. It's such a good time, especially with good food and good friends thrown in the mix.
We had tacos for dinner but I wanted something fast, easy, and Fall-y for dessert. And hopefully not completely sinful since I was trying to be sort of good, eating wise. I found this dip that I'd pinned on Pinterest and decided to test it out (original link here).
Pumpkin Pie Dip with Cinnamon Pita Chips? Sign me up! I cut my time in half by buying Stacy's pre-made cinnamon sugar pita chips, which are amazing, in case you're wondering. The dip itself you just whipped up and let it chill until you're ready to eat it. AND... it's made with greek yogurt so it's not really that bad for you. Yay!
Unfortunately, it was a hit-and-miss type recipe. Since I took the vats of leftovers to work on Monday, I had several people give feedback. Tons of folks loved it, but some thought it was strange and tasted like apple (which made no sense, since there's nothing appley to it). You might have to try it for yourself and see what you think.
|The dip that looks like hummus but isn't even close.|
Tuesday we had other friends over for dinner and to catch up. That's always a blast but I wanted to test more recipe pins. I made Mexican Chicken Casserole (original recipe here) for dinner and Snickerdoodle Blondies for dessert.
I don't apparently have a photo of dinner but I really liked it overall. It was sort of like a mexican lasagna with the layering and cheese, but it came together pretty quickly. It was an automatic pin when I first saw it since it didn't call for rice (higher calories there) or beans (CC won't eat them). I think I'd like to try to make it again and jazz it up with more spice and maybe something else. It was good but I felt like it was missing something. CC hated it since he thought the flour tortillas were 'mushy' and it was 'too cheesy.' I will say it calls for a 2 quart dish but the photo shows a 3 quart dish, which is what I used. I might've gone with the 2 quart and just had it piled up higher. That part was pretty confusing. And it didn't call for salt or pepper so I did add that at one point.
Dessert however was a MUCH different story. It was a hit so big that this might be Hubby's new birthday request. Especially after he came up with the idea to heat up some caramel sauce and drizzle that bad boy all over. OH MY. Considering I baked something that wasn't blueberry-lemon or chocolate-pecan (my two fave combos), this was pretty incredible.
|Original recipe here|
|Amazingness right there!|
So yeah. I've been a PinterTesting fool this week. And it's not over yet! I'm working on a PinterTest surprise for you friends, and hopefully I can pull it off and share the big reveal later this weekend! Stay tuned!