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Girls’ night recipes

Last night, I had a little get together with a couple of friends with Magic Mike, Farkle, food, drinks, cake, and fun. I kicked the kids and the husband out, and had a nice evening in my home. These are my favorite kinds of nights. I like to kick back with a glass of wine but I hate the bar scene. I always did, but I hate it more as I get older.

Here are the recipes that I used for the party. Sorry, no photos. I forgot!

Strawberry Mimosas
20 strawberries, tops removed
a few ice cubes
2 cups orange juice
2 cups champagne

In a blender, mix strawberries, ice, and orange juice. Pour into a pitcher and pour champagne over mixture. Pour into champagne glasses.

Strawberry Moscato Punch
1 large bottle Barefoot Moscato
1 liter gingerale
1 container Welch’s Strawberry Breeze frozen juice concentrate

Pour into a pitcher and stir until strawberry juice is thawed and mixed in. Serve.

Veggie and dip cups
veggies of your choice
dip of your choice
Small cups

This one is pretty easy to figure out. Scoop about a tablespoon of dip into each cup and add a couple of veggies. This allows for double dipping and fingers in the dip, because it’s in individual cups.

Rainbow Fruit Platter
Another easy one. Just line up fruits on a platter in this order: Strawberries, “Cuties” broken into wedges, Pineapple slices, Green grapes, Blueberries, Blackberries
I didn’t use a fruit dip but you certainly could!

Chicken cream cheese roll ups
2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (Or 3 boneless chicken thighs)
1 softened 8 oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1 ranch dip packet
3 rolls crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cheeses, chicken, and seasoning until combined. Spoon small spoonfuls onto each crescent roll and fold up so that no cheese is showing. This part is a little time consuming, but worth it. You should be able to get 20-24 of these, depending on how much you spoon into each one. Bake for 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.

In addition to that, we had my favorite chocolate cake recipe ever in the shape of a heart, and topped with candy-dipped strawberries, using pink Wilton melts and fresh berries, the same cake in cupcake form with chocolate frosting and strawberries without candy. There was a bowl of Hershey’s miniatures on the table. I used a pink tablecover and tealight candles leftover from Kid #1’s sweet 16, and it made for a beautiful table. Since I forgot to take a photo, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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