Girls’ Night (Plus Some Recipe Action)

Last night my friend Dawn hosted a girls’ night to watch the finale of Jersey Shore.

All The Ladies!

You may remember in my Mr. B post I mentioned that when we were in high school and lacking in the common sense department we did silly things like pretend fried frogs legs were mustaches and unibrows?

Yeah, well…

Twizzler Mustaches + Unibrows

Looks like nothing has changed, actually.  And it looks like Julie on the far right missed the twizzler memo…

Fuzzy Navel?

It’s alright, we still love her.

We enjoyed some eats…

Some Eats

And a bit of this…

Jersey Shore is my guilty pleasure…

It was a fun night, and that is an understatement.  I actually laughed so hard I almost had an accident in my Lulu pantalonies.

I should mention that Dawn has THE BEST dog.

Dawn + Bolt

He is so cute and fluffy and snuggly.  Her and her boyfriend Mark rescued him a couple of months ago from a pet adoption organization.  Someone actually didn’t want him!  This is unbelievable to me because he is so super awesome, and everything I want in a dog.

He is very well-behaved, yet also kind of bad-ass.

He likes the glasses, also.

Before I left for girls’ night extraordinaire, Jandreusse and I had a delicious dinner including quinoa and shrimp, and some other goodies.

Holy Yumfest

It was SO. GOOD.  Dawn commented with this recipe the first time I tried quinoa and I finally tried it out.  Andy-roo’s exact words were: “This is friggin’ amazing.”  If I thought my quinoa and chickpea salad was good, this was 10 TIMES BETTER!

Here is the recipe, although Dawn basically just mentioned what she threw into the mix so I kinda improvised.  I don’t know what to call it, but let’s try…

Shrimp and Quinoa Stir Fry


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 18 large shrimp (this is what I added, but next time I might add more shrimp, so this is improvisable)
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • feta cheese (I did not measure my feta cheese, but I added a LOT)


  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan or wolk.  Add garlic and shrimp.  Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and sundried tomatoes.  Continue to cook until shrimp are pink (about 4 minutes)

    Stir Fry Pre Quinoa

  3. Add cooked quinoa and stir everything together.
  4. Add feta cheese.

All Together Naw!

And done!

Easy and speedy!  Speasy?

Speasy Deliciousness

This was seriously so, so good.  I cannot rave on enough about this dish.  I will be making this again FOR SURE.  Thank you Dawn for your fab recipe!  And for hosting last night!

I also made some peanut butter cookies to bring over to Dawn’s house (and for mine and Android’s eating pleasure).

Peanut Buttery Goodness

I will post this recipe, but it was really just the recipe on the Kraft peanut butter label!  My cookies were awesome.  Here it is:

Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy PB)
  • half cup sugar
  • 1 egg

(That’s IT!)


(I doubled the recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 C.
  2. Throw everything into a bowl
  3. Mix well.
  4. Roll batter into 24 balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with a fork.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.



Everyone raved on about these, and they were so easy!

I’m off to enjoy my Sunday!


11 responses to “Girls’ Night (Plus Some Recipe Action)

  1. LOVED the pb cookies and ronnie’s face 🙂

  2. What a great girls night!!! I had such a nice time.

    Lindsey, your cookies were amazing!

  3. Lindz… forget to mention we shot up steroids during the event to feel like one of the cast members of the shore. Then we proceeded to do laundry and give each other spray tans.
    Fab night….next time I’m thinking you play hostess with the mostest?

  4. Bun in the Oven-off … Loved the cookies and the blog. I can wait till girls night at your crib … I may just punch a hole in your wall!!!!

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  8. I am having this for dinner tonight, first time trying Quinoa, really hoping I like it, thanks for the recipe

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