Mama Mia, It's a Chittie Dinner!

For dinner tonight, we are having a neighborhood party with my fellow "Chitties," girlfriends who I've met through a local women's group. These gals are wonderful... with all our married life stories and just sharing our ups and downs of living in our awesome city of Chicago. It's just our luck that many live in the new neighborhood we moved into. So now that we're pretty much settled into our place, we've invited them over to feast on my Italian menu. The dinner I've prepared for us tonight includes:

Fresh Bruschetta
on garlic crostini

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
with sweet pepper strips & baby carrots

Chicken Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Jumbo Shells
with alfredo sauce

My Special Meat Lasagna Bolognese
with parmesan bechamel sauce

Ceasar Salad
Three Cheese Breadsticks

Strawberry & Vanilla Pudding Angel Cake Trifle

Here are pics from my dinner party:
(as the food coma sits in...)


  1. Please, oh please! A recipe for the trifle!

  2. Joelen - you straight up rock girl! Everything looks amazing. Look at you in your studly new place. Love it.

  3. PS. Did you make the three-cheese breadsticks? If so I would love a recipe. I lurve breadsticks.

  4. WoW! That looks beautiful! All of it, but especially the bruschetta and the trifle!

  5. That trifle looks incredible. Excellent photography.