Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Weekend Recap Part 1

Friday Night
We had a game night with friends last Friday. If you missed my house party post, check it out HERE. I just signed up for a couple more parties, we will see if I get selected!


We played the new Trivial Pursuit- Bet You Know it Game. It hit stores sometime this month.

It was lots of fun! It has been years since I played Trivial Pursuit!



Taboo was fun too. It was my first time to ever play it. We didn't have time to play Catch Phrase. But, we have played that with friends before and it always a fun game too.
These guys enjoyed an evening of Settlers Of Catan.



The goodies!
I tried a couple of new recipes (below). You must make the Paula Deen dessert ASAP!!






Paula Deen's Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cakes
(This REALLY should get a post of its own!)

Recipe can be found HERE to print.

Ingredients
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus 8 more tablespoons (1 stick) butter,
melted, plus additional butter, for greasing pan
1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 egg, plus 2 eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter, and stir until well blended. Pat
mixture into prepared pan and set aside.

In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs, and the
cocoa powder. Lower the speed of the mixer, and add the powdered sugar. Continue beating until ingredients are
well mixed. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick of melted butter, and the vanilla, continuing to beat the mixture
until smooth. Stir in nuts with a rubber spatula. Spread filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 40 to 50
minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking.
Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.

JR requested this next meatball appetizer. He had them at a work function and said they were good and all he told me was they had grape jelly in them.

(I forgot to take a picture of them in the crock pot. Here are the left overs)


I did a little googling and found out these are the ingredients.


You just put it all in the crock pot and cook it. I had it on high for about 2 hours then switched it to low. They were yummy. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. I will try them next time with my meatballs. I am not a huge fan of the frozen ones which are usually too salty. But, with the other ingredients, it wasn't too bad. It is a great quick and easy recipe for pot lucks!!

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