Valentine’s Dinner Date
The invitation asked guests to bring $5 and 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Kind of random, but there was a purpose!
Guest arrived at our home and we gathered them together to announce what the night would entail. All the men were given their directions outside (out of listening distance for the ladies) and the women stayed inside for their directions.
The men were told to take their $5 and head to Wal Mart. (We wanted a one-stop place with lots of variety & cheap prices.) They were told to buy the following 3 items:
1-Something for them and their spouse to drink for dinner that night
2- Something in the store that reminded them of their spouse
3- Something in the store they wanted their wives to wear that night!!!
They were told they could spend as much money as they wanted to, but the reason for the $5 was to make sure everyone had at least some money for the activity and in all actuality, not many people broke the $5 budget.
While the men were gallivanting around Wally World, the ladies were at my home cooking a fantastic dinner!!! If this sounds like its not fair to have the girls in the kitchen slaving over a meal while the boys are out playing around, then you have obviously not gotten together with some great girlfriends and cooked before! Each person had a job so things ran smooth and we chatted and laughed and had a great time, just the girls!!! The chicken breast they brought were used for the main dish, and the rest of the ingredients I bought ahead of time. We made Florentine Chicken, a fantastic Garden Salad, mashed potatoes & gravy, spaghetti with marinara sauce, garlic bread and a yummy strawberry cream cheese cake. (That recipe will be posted here tomorrow! )
We did all the cooking at my house, then met the boys at a banquet room at a golf course (lucky for us, my husband gets it for free!) We just wanted everyone to have a place to sit, and my house was not big enough to accommodate everyone at a table. (We had about 25 couples).
While eating, we had each guy (one at a time) get up and show-and-tell the items in his bag. It was the perfect entertainment for a perfect meal! After dinner, dessert was served and we mingled a bit and that was that!
Party over, but certainly not forgotten!