I heart impromptu "Tidbit Parties" or "Carpet Picnics." A few yummy weight loss surgery friendly snacks + good friends and/or family = the perfect evening.
This evening the snacks were a few of my Bites (crustless quiches), a few tasty cheeses (not pictured) and this yummy spread...
Shelly's White Bean Artichoke Spread
1/2 a (14 oz.) can of Artichoke Hearts, water packed, drained
1/2 a (15 oz.) can Cannelini Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Storebought Pesto Sauce
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
In a mini food processor whiz artichokes, beans, seasoning, salt & pepper till smooth.
Add pesto and whiz till evenly combined. Spoon into ramekin or mini casserole dish. Top with Parmesan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Serve with veggie dippers (cucumber slices, celery, carrots, bell pepper spears, jicama, tomatoes) and soy crisps. I ate this a lot during pureed phase on it's own.
Other perfect Eggface "Tidbit Party" snacks:
Shelly's Antipasto Skewers
Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli
Shelly's Sweet & Savory Tartlets
Shelly's Cheesecake Dip
Shelly's Deviled Eggface Footballs
Shelly's Prosciutto-Wrapped Roasted Asparagus
Shelly's Bacon-wrapped Pesto Shrimp
Here's some more weight loss surgery friendly party suggestions:
Party Like a Rock Star Part 1 (the food)
Party Like a Rock Star Part 2 (drinks, desserts, tips)
I've got an hour till my shows come on... I started watching that new series FastForward. The first episode last week was heart pumping and of course it's Thursday so it's Grey's Anatomy. I sound like a TV addict but I really don't watch that much... 4 hours a week. Hardly worth that $90 a month DirectTV bill. Grrr. My favorite show is The Amazing Race (Sunday's CBS 8 PM) and I love love love Glee (Wednesdays 9 PM on FOX) The first episode they played two Journey songs... 2 in the same episode. I was sold. So there's my four hours oh and through osmosis I know what is happening at all times on General Hospital. My Mum loves GH so I get the 411 on Sonny, Luke and the gang in Port Charles whether I want to or not ;)