Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Totally Chill

In attendance: Jillian, Gordon, Caitlin, Lewis Patrick Lewis, Sean, Cashius, Joe J.

Gordon and Jillian's Hungarian Cold Cherry Soup
LPL's New York Pasta Salad
Sean's Quinoa Cilantro Salad
Caitlin's Tea Sandwiches with Herbed Butter and Smoked Salmon
Caitlin's Extra-Fancy Guacamole

Kudos to Caitlin for trying out two completely new recipes! What a lovely, chill evening. Kudos to Cashius for providing endless entertainment all evening.

After dinner, we sat chatting for a couple hours about:
-Movies that are so bad they are good
-Stories my dad loves to tell
-Joe's new job in Utah
-Hoopfest (the Consolation Bracket Champion was in attendance!)
-Gordon's latest adventures in tackling children

Normally I would post a recipe from the evening, but these were so good, we are keeping them all secret.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Lesson in Not Cooking...

When: Tuesday, June 29th, Eveningish
Where: Casa de Caitlin
What: Cold food!
Who: You! And your friends! And a dish to share!

That's right! It's finally starting to feel like summer in Spokane, so the Fancy Paper Plate Club is getting together to celebrate recipes that don't require slaving away over a hot stove (or oven).

Salads of any variety
Gazpacho or other cold soups
Veggie/Fruit platters

Note to attendees: This one is BYO Chair. Also, beware of the cat; it bites.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

BBQ Spactacular!

Where: Sean and Amanda's
In attendance:
Sean, Caitlin, Jillian, Gordon, Kent, John, Leah, Dr. Erin Rose, Paul K, Grandma Dot, and a variety of S&A's neighbors.

Barbecued skewers of marinated beef & veggies
Potato Salad
Potato chips
Tortilla chips and salsa
Grilled Dilly Asparagus
Corn on the cob
Baked potato fries
Apple Junk
Cheese cake with warm blueberry sauce
New Belgium Beer (CO)
Red Truck Wine (CA)

Activity: Croquet on the front lawn (Team John and Leah FTW).

Another fabulous FPPC! Lots of first-timers to make things interesting. And perfect summery weather!

Grilled Dilly Asparagus

Bundle of fresh, smallish asparagus
Splash of olive oil
Several shakes of dried crushed dill weed
Pinch of salt

Lay asparagus in wide, shallow dish. Splash with olive oil. Sprinkle with dill and salt. Toss lightly. Grill! Devour!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Time for a sunny, summery Fancy Paper Plate Club extravaganza!

When: Tonight!! 5:30ish
Where: Amanda & Sean's
Who: You! And your friends!
Theme: Americana

Proposed Menu:
BBQ Steak & Veggie Skewers in Gordon's Special Sauce
Potato Salad
Freedom Fries (yes, I said it)
Chips & Dip

See you there!