My friend Amber and I hosted this month’s Cardiology Girls Night Out. I love this group. It’s all of the spouses/significant others of the male cardiology fellows and all of the female cardiology fellows. We get together once a month for dinner or another activity and always have a lot of fun.
Amber and I settled on a wine, cheese, and chocolate casual get-together for our turn. We had it at our house and I was really excited to finally break out some of the serving pieces we received as wedding gifts. We fired up the chocolate fountain and enjoyed a selection of cheeses, fruits, and fun chocolate dippers (like marshmallows and graham crackers and Nutter Butters).
I also used this opportunity to try out the next recipe on this month’s Sweet as Pie list, Delicious Healthy Pizza, a Pinterest find chosen by Kristin. As with all vegetarian recipes, I was a little skeptical, but I liked all of the ingredients so I was willing to give it a try. I’m happy to say it was a hit! And definitely easy enough to whip up on party day. Here’s how it came together:
First I diced an onion, some garlic, and some tomatoes, and then sliced some green onion (I skipped the leek and used green onions instead).
Then I sauteed the whole mixture, adding some salt, pepper, a little bit of oregano, basil, and some lemon juice.
I prepared the portobello caps on a greased pan and then spooned the mixture into each cap. These little pizzas were topped with some shaved parmesan and went into the oven for about 12 minutes.
Since I was serving these at the party, I cut them into quarters. In retrospect, I should have seeded the tomatoes since there was quite a bit of liquid. Regardless though, these were easy to make and pretty yummy. I’d be up for trying them again sometime. A successful recipe for a successful party!