Food Fun with Fabulous Friends

Friday, June 12, 2009

On the weekend I hosted a pot luck for some of the girls on the Weight Watchers message boards. Some of them had met, some had not, but we had all talked to one another online - so I wanted to bring everyone together for a pot luck at my house!

The weather held up so we were able to hang out in the backyard for dinner. The lovely ladies who were able to come were Avra (for a little while!!), Lindsay, Becki, Jess, Kate, Sarah, and Sherri. It was so nice to have them all in one place!!

Jess brought me some beautiful Gerber daisies...
And Kate brought me a stunning baby orchid!

The food was AMAZING. The girls were so amazing in trying to accommodate my food issues as well as bring things that were super Points friendly. I got so caught up in hosting that I forgot to take pictures BEFORE we ate, so here are some pictures after we had all dug in. 

Dishes included raw taco wraps (me), salmon cakes (Sherri), tortilla/english muffin pizzas (Becki), quinoa salad (Sarah), pasta salad (Avra), and beet and lentil salad (Lindsay) Everyone had so many options - me included!! 

(that would be a half eaten english muffin pizza, a half eaten raw taco wrap with some quinoa salad and the sad remains of the beet & lentil salad all on a super cute Target plate)

I have to say that my favourite thing was probably the beet salad the Lindz had made (with lots of goodies from her local farmer's market) and the super cute tortilla (or gluten free english muffin) pizzas that Becki had made. 

For dessert the gals enjoyed some 1 Point chocolate chip cookies (yay for Hungry Girl!) that Jess had made
a cake that Kate had baked 

(which her cat had stepped on while covered in plastic wrap) Kate also brought along some amazing berries 
which I enjoyed with a little bit of coconut ice cream. 

It was such a lovely afternoon and I'm really looking forward to the next one!!


Jess said...

yay <3 So much fun! I miss you already!!! Had such a good time!

GF Gidget said...

YAY for girl time! The food looks A-MAZING!

Allie said...

Oh wow! That all looks amazing! What a wonderful idea to get everyone together and meet people. :)

Unknown said...

I think that is wonderful that you all met up from the WW message boards! All I ever get from those boards is frustrated! lol I stopped reading them due to some really rude people. I only commented a few times adn when I did I got negative comments posted after me. Oh well- I have a much better support system here in blog-land! :)

Danielle said...

What beautiful flowers my dear, sounds like a great time!

CoconutGal said...

Can I have your friends and their food?! YUM!

Good choice on the coconut ice cream Ash ;-)

Love ya!

Emma said...

that is a lovely idea
you guys are all so lovely to each other. Yey for Canada

Becki said...

Thank you SO much for such a fun afternoon Ashley!!

It was so much fun meeting everyone and eating delicious foods!!

Can't wait until the next time!

Lauren said...

Looks like a great time! Coconut ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, pizza!! YUM!

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