I actually set them up on Friday night and they did have a baby.
My friend Anne was nice enough to have our usual group of girls over for a movie night. We’re all trying to save money and the best way to do that as a 20-something living in the city is to not go to a bar, and with Maggie doing her long runs on Saturday and me running the Rock and Roll Half on Sunday, we weren’t up for a wild and crazy night.
We did a BYOB/BYOA thingy which is my favorite kind of night, especially since my friends are such good cooks! Maggie made us some healthy chicken nuggets (light breading, no oil, baked) and Anne made what be my new favorite app….buffalo cauliflower! I mean, it’s not wings, but you can pretend.
My contribution was Spinach and Avocado Cannellini Bean Hummus from my favorite foodie, Anne and Fannetastic Food. I love avocados and I love hummus, but I was a little worried this wouldn’t have much taste or it would just taste like blended spinach. Luckily, it didn’t! And it’s so simple.
All you need is a can of cannellini beans, half a ripe avocado, a lemon, spinach, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper. I used a food processor, but I feel like all you need is elbow grease and you could do it with a masher or something else. Get creative.
I combined everything in the food processor and poured it into a bowl. Literally. That’s it. BOOM. You just made your friends a healthy dip. We ate it with pita chips, celery, and carrots but I also would have eaten it with a spoon.
We never actually watched a movie because we were too busy talking, but nevertheless nights like that are my favorites.
What do you do when you’re trying to save money but still want to have fun? What’s your favorite dish to bring to a night in at a friend’s house?