Girls’ Game Night
A few girlfriends and I have started getting together once a month for a light-hearted, mildly competitive game night. The focus isn’t on the activity–which game, what rules or who wins–but on friendship, cocktails, food and gossip. ☺ We all thought that creating a monthly game night would give us a reason to set a standing date with each other so time wouldn’t keep slipping by without us all getting together to laugh, eat and catch up.
This month was my turn to play hostess, a role I very much enjoy.
Because it is a casual game night, I focused on easy finger foods. No utensils required. Chicken salad sandwiches, chips and fresh salsa and mint chocolate dessert bites.
Roasted chicken, de-boned and chopped
2/3 cup mayo
1 tomato, chopped
handful of grapes, sliced
pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together until incorporated. Cover and chill until time to serve. Serve on choice of bread or crackers.*
*Shown here served on whole grain white deli flats.
4 large tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 sweet banana pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1-2T cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
salt and pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together for a chunky salsa or purée for a finer, restaurant style salsa. Chill until time to serve.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can chocolate frosting
Mix and make yellow cake according to package directions. Let cool completely and frost. Put in freezer to chill for at least 2 hours.
Pull chilled cake from freezer and cut into bite-sized pieces. Place each piece into a mini muffin cup.
Cut peppermint patties into 4’s. Put a quarter of each patty on top of each bite-sized cake.
Return to fridge to keep cold until time to serve.