Saturday, March 26, 2011

I had a dinner party and didn’t know it

Hi loves! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend. The weather is GORGEOUS here so this post will be quick so I can get my bikini on and get some color back on my skin!

Speaking of bikini's, yesterday was such a nice day as well (I probably shouldn't talk about the nice weather because I DO NOT want to jinx it..) so I went to one of my favooorite places (Target) and picked up this cute little thing.


$30. can’t beat that.


eeek I LOVE it!

And I got my nails did.


this is usually the color I sport all Spring & Summer!

But as for the dinner party I didn’t know I had… Thursdays as you know from here and here have been adopted as family night where the boyfriend and I cook dinner, enjoy some wine and watch Jersey Shore. Sometimes it is just the two of us and sometimes we invite friends over. Well this past Thursday I saw a recipe on Dusty’s blog that I wanted to try. I invited a friend over who brought her boyfriend then one of Brad’s friends came over and brought a friend so before I knew it…. I was cooking for 6!

Dusty’s picture:


My version:


Needless to say the cheesy chicken roll-ups were a HUGE hit. I don’t consider myself an awesome cook or anything, I just started cooking a year ago and still only attempt fairly easy recipes but everyone’s reaction when eating the meal I made was so awesome and the very reason why I love to cook. Seriously, the guys were going back to the kitchen to eat the scraps, they gave me high-fives and fist pumps, the whole nine. freakin’ awesome.

At the end of the meal my friend Jessica said “Jenny, you had your first dinner party!!”

Well hot damn, I did, didn’t I??

Here’s her recipe:

Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups
4 chicken breasts (pounded to 1/4")
4 slices thin ham
crumbled feta cheese
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs
10 T. garlic and herb (or veggie) cream cheese
1/2 c. light cream or half-n-half

Preheat oven to 350.  Place 1 ham slice on each piece of pounded chicken, top with feta cheese.  Roll chicken to enclose filling.  Fold ends under and secure with toothpicks.  Dip chicken rolls into milk, then breadcrumbs to coat.  Place rolls seam side down on greased baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Bring cream to simmer in saucepan over medium heat.  Add cream cheese; blend well.  Pour sauce over cooked chicken rolls. 

Warning: This recipe may cause extreme excitability among every person in the room. You will be hugged. You will be high-fived. You may even be fist pumped. You will be asked if there are leftovers, so be prepared. Extreme side effects include kissing, picking you up and swinging you around the room. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

so seriously.. if you want to feel like a freakin ROCK STAR for a night, cook these.. this recipe is definitely going to be at the top of my list!

Thanks, Dusty for helping me impress the HECK outta my boyfriend and his friends.


  1. That recipe looks delicious! Love the color on your nails.. Do you mind sharing?

  2. That looks so good! I will definitely be trying it out! I love your nails and the bikini too!


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