With everyone’s busy schedules, it’s sometimes hard to find free time for girlfriend get togethers, but this is SOOOOO important to me. Yesterday I hosted a group of about 8 gals for a girl scout cookie tasting party and brunch. See pics and the menu below! Everything was very easy to do, and it made for a great Sunday afternoon!
- Strawberry Salad- throw it in a bowl, makes everyone happy. Done and done. I do a spring mix with spinach, strawberry’s, flaxseeds, and almond slices. A light vinaigrette. Guilt free to save room for cookies!
- Lemon Poppyseed scones- I stole a couple recipes from work for this party. I love scones, and have always wanted to make them. I’m a fan baked goods in general, and what got me into cooking/baking was learning how to lighten things up and make them healthier. I used light cream instead of heavy to cut fat/calories, as well as splenda, and a bit of whole wheat flour. I also added cranberries, because I had them around.
- Tomato/Egg tart- Also stolen from work. But, the original recipe (cherry tomatoes baked in filo cups with a touch of mustard), did not have eggs. Added this in to make it work for breakfast.