Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Pay It Forward

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pay It Forward

Whew...it's been a great weekend already, and I still have a pedicure, dinner with some friends and a Memorial Day barbecue left still to attend!

Friday night was our 1st annual Friday Night Supper Club. It is a group of three girls and I (one couldn't make it this time), who all used to work together. We have since all had babies and are either working part-time or staying at home with our little ones. The idea behind the supper club is to meet quarterly, sans kids, to have some quality GIRL TIME.

Oh, and did I mention it revolves around food? I mean, what gathering would I attend if food wasn't a part of it?


I hosted this first one, and it was centered around my white lasagna. I think it was even better this second time. I substituted the chicken for a little sliced ham...yum! Erica brought a delicious salad filled with fresh greens from her mom's friend's garden, feta cheese, tomato, olives, etc. And Pam, brought some melt in your mouth garlic rolls.

And of course dessert! I made Barefoot Contessa's coconut cupcakes. Can I just say - THE BEST CUPCAKE I'VE EVER EATEN.


There, I said it.

And for the title of this post - Pay it forward. Pam, being the great friend that she is, noticed my "wish list" awhile back and later got this out of her car.


Paula Deen's new set of pots and pans...for me!

I was shocked. Floored. And almost teary. Yes, there are women out there that get teary over new kitchen utensils.

If you didn't know, we were down to one big pot and one small skillet. All of ours were so old, literally things from back in college, and one by one they have been breaking or losing their non-stick surface.

Pam's exact words were, "Sometimes I think you just have to do nice things for nice people." She felt she needed to do this for me.

Well, now I need to pay it forward. I need to pass this niceness on. Hmm....

9 comments:

  1. What a sweet friend. That brought tears to my eyes. :) I know I'm such a wimp, but it seems like good friends are so hard to find and obviously you have an amazing one.

    Now that I know the cupcakes turned out so well, I'll pick up the mix when I see it! Thanks for letting us know how they were! Happy long weekend!

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  2. Fun girl's night idea! My girlfriends and I do that once a month, we all bring an appetizer dish to pass. It's so fun and great to keep in touch!

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  3. What a sweet gift! I'd get teary too.

    I'm really glad your dinner party was a succes, can't wait to ready in 3 months what someone cooks for yoU!

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  4. Wow! What a sweet friend! Looks like you guys had a great time! I've still have this lasagna recipe on my list of things to try...it looks SO good!

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  5. I agree - those cupcakes are the best! And I think you just inspired me to do a "white" theme dinner party...white lasagna, white cupcakes...I like it! xxSAS

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  6. what a sweet gesture! little acts of kindness can mean the world! you and your friend are lucky to have one another :)

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  7. that is so sweet of her to buy you those pots & pans! i'd get teary eyed over kitchen toys too!!

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  8. wow-- i love that supper club idea! how fun and relaxing and fantastic! miss you, girlie!:)

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  9. What a sweet friend. That brought tears to my eyes. :) I know I'm such a wimp, but it seems like good friends are so hard to find and obviously you have an amazing one.

    Now that I know the cupcakes turned out so well, I'll pick up the mix when I see it! Thanks for letting us know how they were! Happy long weekend!

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