Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Bridesmaids Are Coming To My House!

The Bridesmaids are going to be at my house for a "Girls Night In Screening Party". That is right~9 of my favorite friends are going to be here as we watch one of the funniest movies ever!
Bridesmaids is the riotously funny and warmly outrageous comedy that has become the most talked about movie of the year.  Critically acclaimed by fans and media alike, the “certified fresh” film (Rotten Tomatoes.com) received “two thumbs up! ®” from Ebert Presents.  Surpassing Sex and the City as the number one R-rated female comedy of all time, Bridesmaids starring “Saturday Night Live” standouts Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, is produced by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin) and marks his most successful film ever. 
We will be watching a copy of this movie before it is released on  Sept 20th. Also we are going to be having refreshments,food and lots of Bridesmaids themed party supplies that are provided for us. I can't wait to share this with my friends.  We will be making some great dishes! Just look at what I am planning so far~

Apple Martini

In a shaker, add the following ingredients:
4 oz. apple vodka
Dash of dry vermouth
Ice cubes
Shake contents and strain into a glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

Tangy Cocktail Franks

  • 1 jar (12 ounces) grape jelly
  • 2/3 cup chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound cocktail franks or regular hot dogs cut in 1-inch slices
  • 1 can sliced pineapple tidbits, drained, quartered
  • dash ground cayenne or chipotle pepper, optional, or to taste


In a medium saucepan combine currant jelly, chili sauce, mustard, and lemon juice. Add the hot dogs or cocktail franks, pineapple, and ground pepper; simmer for about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker and keep on LOW for serving. Serve with toothpicks.

 Cheese and Garlic Dip

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sour cream, plain or low fat
salt and pepper to taste
Combine Parmesan and cream cheese until well blended in a mixing bowl or bowl of your food processor. Add the remaining ingredients. Combine well and check to adjust seasonings if necessary.
Turn the dip into a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with fresh vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

So stay tuned as I will be updating after the party too!

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