Girls’ Poker Night (Sans Poker)

Last night I had a poker night with a few of my lady friends.  Except no poker was involved.  We had planned to play but ended up just talking the entire time.

And eating!

Food Party

There was tons of food and I filled my plate up several times.

Lots 'O Food

I brought goat cheese and honey dip with crackers (I will put the recipe at the end of this post), and my friend Joanna made the rest.  She is a superstar and a half!  Hostess with the mostest fo’ sho.

I think the highlight was the apple slices with this amazing caramel-type dip.  I have made Joanna promise me the recipe because I will definitely be making that.  It was so good.

It was a good little evening!

Ladles

Before I left for girls’ night, I decided to have a pasta party to get in some carbs before today’s big run.

Spaghetters

I topped whole wheat spaghetti with Prego pasta sauce, lean ground beef, a chopped yellow onion, chopped green pepper, and a couple handfuls of spinach.  It hit ze spot, and hopefully it will do its job today and fuel me through the 5k (I’m currently eating oatmeal for breakfast so hopefully that helps also ;)).

Now, the goat cheese and honey dip!  This dip is seriously so easy, and so delicious!  It’s just like my goat cheese and honey bagel topping, only on a larger scale.

I put an entire log of PC goat’s milk cheese into a bowl, and squirted some honey on top.

Goat Cheese, If You Please!

And then I mix it all up!  And add a bit more honey to taste.

All Mixed Up

I served it with Kashi honey crackers and Nilla vanilla wafer cookies.  Delicioso.

Goat Cheese Spread

I mentioned before I made this for New Years and it was a huge hit.  I originally got the idea from Peanut Butter Fingers, so I can’t take all the credit here ;).

I’m off to run my pants off.  I’ll see ya later with a race recap!

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