First things first. I have a teeny little bone to pick with the Universe.
Why, oh why, have you kept us from each other for so long, Universe? Was I not ready until now for this amazing experience? In the past when I heard the name, I was put off. Why? I’m not sure. But I am the first to admit I have misjudged and for that I’m sorry.
I’m of course talking about… fish tacos. Crispy, spicy light and fresh, fish tacos.
Where have you been all my life?
Oh, fish tacos. I still don’t know how you’ve eluded me all these years but I have a feeling we’re going to have quite a few more rendezvous in our future. And no, I haven’t forgotten about you, Senorita…
You bet your ass I want salt on the rim.
Yes, it was another successful Mexican dinner run. Most are. And most are usually done in no more than 30 minutes. (How do they do it??) And this was an extra special trip because it was accompanied by some last-minute preparations for my dear friend Christine’s Bridal Shower the next day! We ran ourselves all over the place, and it was well worth it, because her Shower turned out beautifully. I was so honored to be a part such a special day 🙂
Plus any excuse to eat a bunch of food, drink in the middle of the day and wear a cute dress that doesn’t have to be ”work-appropriate”, I mean…
I whipped together a few things (including some pretty amazing champagne punch that pleasantly surprised me) but one of the things I made was this super easy veggie pizza. This is one of my go-to party foods for a few reasons. I use low-fat ingredients and load it up with veggies, you can eat it with your hands and it has bright bold flavors and a great crunch to it. Plus did I mention it’s incredible easy to make? Cause it is.
Broccoli Slaw Veggie Pizza
2 crescent roll sheets, reduced-fat
8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
8 oz light sour cream
1 packet of Ranch dressing dry mix
1 bag of broccoli slaw
Any additional veggies you’d like to include
On two medium-sized baking sheets, bake crescent roll crusts according to directions on packaging. (I usually line my pans with foil to avoid later having to wash more dishes.) While in the oven, in a medium bowl mix together your sour cream, cream cheese and ranch seasoning. Once the crust cools to about room temperature, spread the cream cheese, sour cream mix on top like you would pizza sauce. Sprinkle the broccoli slaw on top until mostly covered. Refrigerate for at least an hour so cheese mix can firm up again. Slice into small squares and serve.
There was some seriously delicious food at this shower. I just kept thinking about how at my shower last year, I hardly ate anything because I was so busy socializing. And so I made a conscious effort to do my part in putting a dent in this spread. It was tough, but as a bridesmaid I felt it was my duty to try everything. Quality control, you know? I spent the rest of the night on the couch slightly regretting that decision…but mostly patting my belly and feeling proud of my contribution. (And swearing to do the Shred the next day. Which may or may not have happened…)
And thanks so much for your input on what to wear, I ended up not going with the Anthropologie maxi dress. It was soooo comfortable and really cute, but just not right for a shower. So I ended up snagging this little green and blue number at Target (aka the place that requires I spend no less than $100 when I go there) from their recent Go-International collection for $19.98 on clearance! That’s called a score. Thanks again, Tarjay, you never let me down.
Isn’t she going to be a beeautiful bride?…