Friday night fun

Bunco Babe

Any reason NOT TO COOK on Friday night is a sound one to me. Last week’s excuse was particularly tasty one — an ad hoc potluck with the Bunco group. A silly game of Bunco is an excellent reason for the ladies in the ‘hood to catch up over wine and share some mighty fine cooking. It’s a good thing we started rolling the dice because I probably would have helped myself to seconds of the following:

Chicken Marbella — I should have known this is a Silver Palate recipe.  Elegant roasted chicken with capers, olives and oregano. The recipe serves 10-12. What a great choice for a relaxing Friday dinner with friends.

Super Slaw –  colorful and crunchy with red and green cabbage, carrots, peppers and cilantro and an Asian-style dressing. Lisa noted it appeared in Sunset magazine many years ago.  I sniffed around and located the recipe on a clever “Tastebook” website here.

Hearts of Palm spread – I brought this easy baked spread to kick things off.  One of my standbys from the Seattle Junior League cookbook.  You can find the recipe online here.

Next time I’ll round up the rest of the crowd’s recipes.  Maybe a special page for Bunco potlucks is in the making!

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