Simply Organic Dinner Prep

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 24, 2009

First up- the winner of the US Glo Bar Variety Pack Giveaway!!!


Congrats to Jen!

She said: “Leslie’s tips were sooo wonderful and TRUE! Its refreshing to hear that! I totally agree we need to embrace our bodies YEAR round!”

Jen please send me your mailing address and I will ship off this wonderful variety pack to you!

Thank you to everyone who particpated! Your enthusiasm for Glo Bars is just awesome! Keep your eyes peeled for another possible US test-shipment giveaway in the near future!


I got a lot done this morning to prep for the festivities tomorrow! No workout today, but I guess my cleaning is exercise in itself. :)

After cleaning, I started to plan for the dinner party menu:


The inspiration:


I haven’t had a chance to cook with this cookbook yet so I hope it is good. The recipes just look delicious!

The weather is supposed to be stormy tomorrow so I am learning toward more comfort foods for the menu.


Except for this one, that is. It is a nice cold drink, but I think it will be wonderful for us ladies tomorrow!

I found a wonderful Watermelon Granita recipe.


How awesome does that look!?

I am going to sub the sugar for agave (but I will probably only need 1/3 cup agave instead of 1 cup sugar!!).


Of course, I am going to spike it, probably with vodka. ;) Us ladies want to get our drink on tomorrow night!

I am making a Deep Dish Summer Vegetable Cobbler:


Harvest pot roast:


I will prep this tomorrow AM and slow cook it all day long.


I made up a big grocery list for Eric who has the day off work today thankfully!

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Notice DOLLARSTORE placemats- haha! Love my $store.

Then I made my fabulous vegan banana chocolate chip mini muffins for Sunday’s Breakfast:

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I just may have to eat this one. It’s looking at me!


I had some batter left over so on the spur of the moment, I decided to turn my batter into a banana chocolate chip pie. I added about 1/3 cup soy milk to thin it out….and voila! This will be dessert for tomorrow night. I also sprinkled it with coconut at the last second. I am debating making a banana vegan buttercream icing for the top. Mmmmmm,


Along with a special frozen banana treat…any guesses? You’ve probably seen this all over the blog world by now!


I am so excited to use our dining room with the table that Dave and Ewa gave to us!!!


Sketchie is the official chair warmer.


I also got out our Ikea chair cushions. LOL. We really roll out the red carpet for our guests, don’t we?


As a side note- Sketchie is obsessed with chewing the velcro on the chair cushions. Ick.

Ok, I need to get back to work!

See you tonight for a very special guest post, as well as more dinner party prep! Stay tuned all weekend for all of the fun!


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healthy ashley July 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

You have some lucky guests!


Lindsay Y. July 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Those watermelon granitas sound fabulous! I wonder if I can think of an excuse to make something similar myself…;)


Kristen July 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Definitely going to try your banana choc. chip muffins, they look great! And way to reuse the leftover batter, I’m sure it will be a delicoius dessert!

Good luck at your dinner party! I’m happy I found your blog.


EatingRD July 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm

mmm . . . that cookbook looks great. I have to admit I’m a cookbook collector. I like to read those instead of regular books sometimes lol. Hope you have a great party, yay for some drinks :)


AshleyP July 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Everything looks great!! I love shopping off a long list for a party :)


LaurenB July 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Mmmm…muffins :)

Could you be making Banana Soft Serve (a la Gena)? I’ve been wanting to try it as well!


Michelle Hisae July 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Looks like a great menu! Veggie cobbler – never heard of something like that, but it sounds delish!


SnowKat July 24, 2009 at 2:48 pm

MMMmmmMMMMM Pot roast ! Your menu looks WONDERFUL !!

It’s so warm here (Ca) right now that I can’t imagine eating that tonight, but I’d give almost anything for a cold and stormy day/night to enjoy a little comfort food!


Bec July 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

mmm everything looks so good, I’m sure your guests will love it!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Menu looks FANTASTIC! Have fun!


Jessica July 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Dang :) I sure was crossing my fingers hard, lol.
Aren’t cats just the craziest cutest things ever?? Aw… lol.


Jess July 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Wow, I wish I was invited to your dinner party! haha, j/k Ange! I’m sure it will be a huge success.
PS. I love the “desk” area in your kitchen. I love living in little apartments right now, but can’t wait to have a HUGE kitchen one day, with my own little desk to organize menus, and Google ingredients right from the heart of my house-the kitchen! :D


Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

what a wonderful dinner menu! wish i was coming!!!


elliebelle July 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Your wall is painted the same color as your Green Monsters! :)


RunToFinish July 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

seriously I need a friend or two like you that enjoy cooking healthy food!!


lesley July 24, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Looks like a fabulous menu, Ange! What time should I be there?? ;)


Jen July 24, 2009 at 5:04 pm

YAY Thank you Angela!!!! I emailed you :) :) I am so thankful for all you do here and can’t wait to try the bars! :D :D

That cooking book sounds great! and those muffins! yum yum!


Courtney July 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I just wanted to say that I think your house is so beautiful. :) The banana pie looks awesome!


Kristen July 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Frozen bananas?!? I am at a loss :-D


Faith July 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm

What a great dinner menu!!! Are you making frozen banana soft-serve? I tried it for the first time about a week ago…it truly is AMAZING!


Chloe July 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Love the dinner menu, everything looks great! I’m definitely going to have to try the banana soft serve, possibly this weekend since it will be so hot in Seattle!

Eric is the best for picking up all that stuff for you, I can barely get my boyfriend to remember small items, let along go to multiple stores!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Sounds like you’re prepared for your guests! Those dishes sound so delicious. I can’t wait to see how they all turn out!



JB July 24, 2009 at 7:16 pm

is the frozen banana treat…banana soft serve? i love that stuff! i’ve been having it with breakfast! :)


Eliza July 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I love that cookbook! The brie and pear tart was to die for!


Melissa July 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm

my guess is frozen banana ice cream!!! its so easy and taste amazing!! :)


Tammy (Defining Wellness) July 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Ah, yes, you’re making banana “ice cream!” I made it a few nights ago and it was absolutely awesome!


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