Dinner Parties

On Saturday I went to the Dallas pub. library to pick up my copy of Julie & Julia that I had placed on hold. I am about halfway through with it and it is really, really good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a foodie or a blogger (or both) - that is the premise of the book. It's about Julie Powell's whirlwind year of attempting to cook every recipe in the Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" cook book and blogging about it.

It makes me want to get in the kitchen with a dainty little apron and cook a delicious, gourmet meal. It also makes me want to throw lots of dinner parties with friends and family....which is exactly what we did on Saturday evening. Mason and I hosted a small din party for my mom, sister, brother and his girlfriend. We cooked both honey dijon AND roasted rasberry chipotle pork tenderloins (we couldn't decide which sounded better so we opted for both, yum yum), mashed potatoes (my specialty ;) and grilled asparagus. It was very tastey and we had fun playing host and hostess for the evening. I really can not wait until we have a house someday so that we can host bigger and better dinner parties. Things got a little cramped in our smallish apt with so many people!!

Here is a picture from a dinner party that Lauren Conrad recently hosted at her place. (photo compliments of twitter):
So presh!! I absolutely love her dining room furniture!! Totally my style! Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend... only 8 more days til my bday! Yay! :)


  1. i'm looking forward to reading that book as well! LC's dining table and all is beautiful!

  2. I so want to read that book! I am going to Barnes and Noble sometime this week to buy beach books and I might have to put that on my list!

  3. I want to go see the movie. What a pretty dinner party!!

  4. Its a great movie...saw it last weekend! -jill

  5. TOTALLY have to read that book!