Happy Birthday Sophie!

Okay, I just posted this – sorry if you get a second email if you subscribe, but even after I saved it and published, only the first 1/4 of it got published. 😦  So here we go again. 😀

My sister belongs to a Mom’s chat board for lack of a better word called Mom Mail.  A mom was looking to host a cooking party birthday party for her 12 year old daughter.  Only problem was that the Mom doesn’t cook very much.  My sister jumped at the chance, and after emailing back and forth with the birthday Mom, I decided to join in the fun as well.

A night out, hanging with my sister, meeting new people AND cooking?  Um, yes please!

The kitchen was gorgeous – Bosch convection oven, awesome cooktop, an island with a sink – heaven. 😀

The birthday girl and her Mom had the cutest place settings:

We split the groups in two – I took one team and my sister took the other.  Appetizer course were chicken potstickers.  Each group made a “judges table” plate.

My group made Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza, while my sisters group used my no rise pizza dough for thin crust.  I made the deep dish crust at home and brought it with because it needed to rise.

Debbi, you’ll be happy to know that all the girls loved onions! 😀

In the whirl of activity I forgot to take a picture of the cooked deep dish pizza, or any of our dessert which were crepes with fresh strawberries, bananas, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

And I didn’t get a group shot of the girls either.  All in all I think it went really well.  The Mom wanted the food portion to be from 6 to 8.  We got there at 5:30 to do a bit of prep work and we were done by 8:03.  I had a great time.

Are you ready for some football?  Since our Chicago Bears sucked this year, I am only watching for the commercials.  Question of the Day:  Do you stay home to watch the game, go to a Superbowl party, or just watch a Lifetime movie?

Enjoy your Sunday!


14 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Sophie!

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun, and that kitchen looks super. I was just typing up a post for this week and was commenting about how my mother in law doesn’t like onions and how weird that seems to me 🙂

    We are staying home to watch the game but my in laws are coming over. We are just doing sandwiches and salad.

  2. We stay home and enjoy. Also, there is always something so honest and fun about your posts. Thanks for sharing your joy 🙂 …

  3. SO fun! Isn’t it always people who don’t cook or hate to cook have the best kitchens? Glad y’all had so much fun

  4. You’re on your way to fame!!! 🙂 What a fun evening, you and your sis are so cute! Can’t wait for you to come here and make pizza!! I catch some of the commercials on Superbowl, but mostly crank out the food!

  5. Weighting For 50

    Sounds like so much fun Vat. LOVE the pic of you and Jenn. Happy birthday to Sophie. Hope your Sunday is a funday. OMG…I did NOT write that…. 🙂

  6. What a fun girls’ night! And congrats on your 3 pound loss this week – woohoo 🙂

  7. She has that awesome kitchen and doesn’t cook! What a shame. You two are amazing to go help the girls cook. It sounds like a great time and who knows maybe a new career?

  8. Love the kitchen and apps! Everything sounds so good.

    Congrats on your loss this week!! You did awesome, girlie. 😀

  9. Can i have that kitchen? And that mom?
    Haha, that’s such a cool project!
    Happy super bowl Sunday.. I’m staying in tonight (with my sibs) too!

  10. This looks like so much fun!!
    I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves. The food looks amazing! Making me hungry. 🙂

  11. What a fun idea for a birthday party! Was so excited for you guys when Jennifer explained it to me. Great on your loss this week.

  12. What a fun idea for a birthday party! I like your aprons–so cute!

  13. I think you and your sister may have happened upon a new gig! You both look fantastic! Will be praying that Tony pops back to good health soon. Love those baby Tacos too. I am on a very strict paleo challenge now and dying. It is going to be hard to blog and read blogs. To test recipes, I may have to be like a professionaly coffee taster and spit!

  14. I have apron envy. Yours is so cute!! 🙂

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