Tomorrow, we will be having a lunch for two of my "girls" in accounting who are celebrating birthdays.
If you follow the news, you know that newspapers are a fading fad. Thus, our budgets shrink each year.
How do you deal with a shrinking budget and still celebrate birthdays of staff members? You bring ingenuity and recipes!
Our menu tomorrow is Italian. There are 5 of us in the department and with two celebrating birthdays, it takes three to cook. Here is what we decided to do.
We decided on fresh Italian. We are serving:
Tomato and Gorgonzola Salad (yes, we checked, our tomatoes are salmonella free)
Italian chicken casserole
Capellini Pomodoro (angel hair pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic)
And Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice cream.
I have been cooking since I got home.
You see, I do have a hidden talent. I made the apple crisp, the mushrooms and the Capellini (the pictures are off the web, I am not brave enough to take pics of my own food)
I do hope it goes over well, and the girls are not disappointed in not having a store bought cake with candles.
I'll let you know how lunch goes. I put my heart in it as did the two other ladies, but you never know how people will react.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
The lunch was FABULOUS!
First a correction, it wasn't a chicken casserole, it was chicken medallions in a balsamic glaze with mushrooms and it was the best! I have the recipe so sometime, I will post it!
We started eating almost as soon as we got in this morning, and we never stopped. There were no leftovers.
All of us are going to be spending time at the Y on the stairmaster!