Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Pinterest Dinner

Sunday night we had my parents over for dinner.  I couldn't decide what to make, so went to my Pinterest Cooking/Baking board to give me some ideas.  There are ALWAYS yummy looking things on Pinterest, so I thought I should give some of what I've pinned a try.  Everything turned out wonderful!
Table setting
For the main entree I made Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa ...it was amazing!!!  The recipe served six, so it was perfect for the four of us....then the hubs and I finished it off last night.  I love butternut squash and quinoa...they were so delicious paired together.  I got a large rotisserie chicken at Costco, so I used that to put in the stew...made the recipe so much easier to make.

Not a great picture of the stew, but you get the idea :)
With the stew, I made a spinach salad with fresh pears and toasted pecans.  For the dressing, I made a maple vinaigrette.  I tossed the salad in this before serving...sooo delicious!  The recipe for this vinaigrette comes from this Quinoa Salad with Pears, Baby Spinach and Chick Peas in a maple vinaigrette, but it was perfect with the salad I made.  Next, I want to try this Quinoa Salad!  I also served banana bread with the meal.  And last, but not least...for dessert I made Christmas Tree brownies.  So easy, delicious, fun and festive!!!!!!

*Are you on Pinterest?  If so, are you following me...or vice-versa?!
**Are you ready for Christmas??  I can't believe it's just around the corner! :)


  1. Laura...your table looks so festive and ready for the holidays! What a delicious sounding meal! Hugs~

  2. This looks so delicious! I'm ready for another blog post :)