I’ve been wanting to make fancier dinners on Sunday evenings for a bit now and, sometimes, invite people over to eat with us. This Sunday was the first time I actually did it. Andrew invited his coworker and his wife over and we made a 3 course meal of bruschetta // parmesan chicken + salad // cherry pie.
This was my first time making a fruit pie, so I decided to buy a store bought crust and focus on getting the filling right first.
Annndddd the pie came out runny lol. I texted Andrew’s mom about it this morning and I think after baking I needed to let the pie sit longer than 3 hours so it would thicken up a bit more.
It was pretty though! I’d been wanting to do a crust top with the circles cut out.
The parmesan chicken came out super tender and tasty, but could’ve used a little more parmesan.
The bruschetta was good, but the bread came out a bit too hard.
BUT the pre-made bagged salad came out great hahaa.
Jojo ate dinner before our friends arrived. With Jo I’m not doing only baby led weaning or only store-bought baby food. I’m just feeding her. Sometimes I prep some food for her, sometimes I buy baby food from the store, and sometimes whatever Andrew and I are eating for dinner I can easily give to her. There is a lot of noise out there when it comes to how to start feeding a baby solids and it’s been stressful and overwhelming for me for a few reasons. I’ve been reminding myself to make an effort at turning down the volume on all the external advice and listen to my gut feeling on how to feed Jo.
Then I did bath time + Jo’s bedtime routine (bath + pjs/brush hair + boob + 2 books + bed). Jo went to bed at 6:30pm right as our friends arrived.
I know I’m not going to want to spend every Sunday afternoon in the kitchen, but occasionally it’s nice. If you are someone who gets stressed out and anxious if you spend too much time cooking, maybe a better way for you to approach a 3 course meal would be to buy a pre-made appetizer, entree, and dessert so you don’t have to spend so much time around food.
I’ve started a Pinterest board where I’ll be keeping track of all the recipes I wanna make this summer.