Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday Dinner 3/30/2011

Hi my name is Ashley and I'm a blogger (hahaha). Ok so I am up in this thang again and I little sad to tell you that there isn't much to report about last nights dinner. I had an emotional break down yesterday. I went to dinner with Tiff at Olive Garden (I know Booooring and I've been there with her before and blogged about it. Yea, yea). So there are no pics and there won't be a full blog. Just continue to support and I'll return next week. DUECES!

Wednesday Dinner 3/23/2011

What up! I hope you all are doing well out there in La La Land. Let me get right to it, this weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was a special one because it was ladies night (heeeeey). I invited Tiff my friend Pooh and Monique over for dinner. I decided it would be nice to have a little dinner, drinks and conversation with as I call them my "Lady Loves". I decided I would cook something neutral that everyone would like......drums please...... I made spaghetti. Hell you can't go wrong with Spaghetti, made with ground turkey of course. I wasn't sure if "Ladies Night" was going to be a success because it was raining but my "Lady Loves" came through and it was about to go down. Pooh and Monique haven't been to my new house, of course you know Tiff is a regular. OH yea shout out to Pooh for bring a bottle of Moscato over! So once we were all there I poured everyone a glass of wine except Monique she doesn't drink so she had Red Kool Aid in a wine glass (haha). Over wine we had girl talk and I loved it. It’s so refreshing to sit and talk about things we have in common and find out things you didn't know, and there some jokes thrown in as well. We talked for about a good half hour and then it was time to eat. On the menu was spaghetti, caesar salad and garlic bread, classic meal and so easy a caveman could do it (haha). I set the table and Monique suggested we pray together as well, she said "Friends that pray together stay together" and I believe that! Pooh said grace and then it was time to eat. Disclaimer (I didn't get any pics of the plates of food. My bad, it might be time to get a "Wednesday Dinner" picture taking assistant. Just kidding). Anyway over dinner we talked about guys, work, family, etc and laughed some more. It was funny because as I look back after dinner we never got up from the table until it was time to say bye. We just sat and talked, my face started hurting from all the laughing. It was so much fun, it was time for a little dessert so I hipped Tiffany and Pooh to my version of a white russian, and I’m going to call it a brown american (haha). Its Bailey's and Strabucks Vanilla Frappuccino! It taste so good, its sweet, its grown and its sexy (HEY). Tiff and I had 2 glasses, Pooh only had one and Monique was still nursing that kool aid. Then it was time for the photo shoot, we took a few pics and then it was time to say adios. I had a BLAST!!! We decided we're going to have a gathering like this at least twice a month, and I am sooooo looking forward to it. All in all dinner was GREAT and shout out to my "Lady Loves" for coming out you guys ROCK!!!! If you want to rock with "Wednesday Dinner" drop me a line and follow me on Twitter, In closing I would like to leave you with this “In life we need someone to teach us, love us, hurt us and protect us" until next week smooches! Ashley

Wednesday Dinner 3/16/2011

Buenos Dias mi ca corazons! Let me get right to it! This weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was "Wednesday Dessert" and it was DELISH!!!! Anyone who knows me knows that dessert is my favorite meal of the day!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOOVE Ice cream!! It was so nice and sunny and I couldn't really figure out what to eat for dinner and on top of that my house was being painted so I didn't really feel like cooking. So I baked some brownies (not home made) but Duncan Hines, which in my opinion are just as good. Anyway to go with my brownies I had some GOOD OL Rite Aid ice cream, (mint & chip flavor) formally know as Thrifties! That is like theeeeee best ice cream, bump Baskin Robbins & ColdStones, Thrifties/Rite Aid are the Ice Cream OG's (haha). So basically I made a little brownie sundae, and it was YUMMIES!!! Chocolate brownie topped with the mint & chip ice cream. The moistness of the brownies mixed with the ice cream was just the best! I enjoyed my "Wednesday Dessert" on my couch watching Top Chef! If you would like to get on the "Wednesday Dinner" couch drop me a line and follow me on Twitter, In closing I would like to leave you with this "Your life is a reflection of where your mind is" until next week, Ashley.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday Dinner 3/9/2011

GOOD MORNING and happy Thursday!!! One more day and the weekend will be officially here!! Please remember to set your clocks forward Saturday night before you go to sleep, and when you wake up daylight savings time will be upon us and we all know what that means!!! Shorter days and longer nights, lets all enjoy!! This weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was with my BEST BESTEST BESTIE (insider) Tiffany L. Dawson. Of course if you've been following my blog then you know Tiff and I have been friends since we were 8 which is about 20 years and our friendship is getting stronger and better than ever. Love ya Tiff!! Anyway I decided I was going to make Tuna casserole for dinner, which is one of me & Tiff's favorite dishes. It’s not your typical Tuna casserole and it’s funny because I did NOT like tuna casserole growing up. Here is what I used:

1 1/2 Cup Macaroni Noodles
1 Can Tuna
1 Can Cream of Mushroom
1 Cup Fresh Broccoli
1 1/2 Cup Cheese
1/3 Cup of Milk
Seasoning Salt
Dinner Rolls

Making this tuna casserole is so easy a caveman can do it (hahaha), no but it’s really easy! First I boiled the cream of mushroom with some milk and added seasoning salt to taste. Then I had the water boiling for the noodles and then I sautéed the broccoli with butter and seasoning salt to taste. Once the broccoli was done I added the can of tuna(drained) and some cream of mushroom, waited for the noodles to be done and then added them to the tuna, broccoli & mushroom mix. Mixed everything together and then added the cheese, once that was done then I placed the mixture in my casserole dish and added more cheese to the top and baked for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. I added my dinner rolls in the oven; I melted some butter and brushed the rolls before baking them. Those dinner rolls took about a good 30 minutes to bake but it was worth the wait. Once everything was done it was time to plate the food and enjoy, dinner was accompanied by a glass of Moscato. Over dinner Tiff and I talked about so much but mainly our journey of 20 years of being friends and BOY OH BOY was it HILARIOUS! We've been through so much and no matter what we've always been there for each other! Love ya sweets!! Tiff complimented me on my casserole and I enjoyed it as well. I must apologize because I only have pictures of the final product, while I was cooking I totally forgot that it Wednesday (sad face). Next week I'll be on my A game, if you would like to join the "Wednesday Dinner" team drop me a line and follow me on Twitter In closing I would like to leave you with this "When the questions wrong, God says no. When the timings wrong, God says slow. When you’re not right, God say grow". Until next week be you- Ashley

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday Dinner 3/2/2011

Hello, good morning (in my Diddy voice). Hope you all are well and making things happen out there in the world. My apologies in the laps in my blogging, there was a death in my family last week so I didn't blog. The funeral was on Wednesday so I took time to handle what was most important, FAMILY. Anyway I am back and everyone is doing better so let the "Wednesday Dinner" story begin. This week I had dinner with my dear friend Erica again, however this time Erica cooked and we ate at her house. Last year Erica purchased a condo (WooooooooHoooooo) and for the longest time I was suppose to stop by and check out her place, so yesterday was the day. Although it was raining cats and dogs last night, I still made it out to Erica’s. Of course in true Ashley fashion I got lost trying to find her place but after about 5 minutes on the phone and 4 u turns I arrived. Erica’s condo is so cute and it’s just the right size for her and her daughter. I loved her COUCH, so modern and cute! When I arrived dinner was already cooked (Erica knows how to treat a lady hahahaha). She made chicken enchiladas, rice and beans. I fixed my plate sat down and it was time to begin our "girl talk". Talking to Erica is always hilarious because we are so much alike, of course I am not going to spill all of what we talked about however I will say we're both in search of love (hahaha). Dinner was good, Erica’s daughter Jaylynn was there in her room. I must say Jaylynn is too cute and funny. She stayed in her room on her Ipad (yea I know a kid with an Ipad) and whatever she was doing she just kept laughing and she has the cutest little laugh! Anyway all and all dinner was good and I enjoyed myself, I invited Erica and Jaylynn over next week for dinner. If you would like to get on the "Wednesday Dinner" house call roster drop me a line and follow me on Twitter In closing I would like to leave you with this "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say". Until next week, love peace and soul -Ashley