Thursday, February 13, 2014

pink party

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In honor of love day husband and I hosted a Valentine's dinner party with all my freshman roommates and their men. It was so fun to get together and see everybody, {although we missed Shayn, who's too busy having adventures in China } I sure got lucky living with those awesome girls. 

For dinner we made "pink pasta" aka Southwestern Chicken Pasta and everyone brought food to go along with it. I also made red velvet cupcakes with pink cream cheese icing and heart-shaped brownies. But in honor of Sochi, the main dessert was Russian Cream. We had the Olympics going the whole dinner - I just love watching the figure skating! The slope style snowboarding was pretty cool too. I always have a feeling of I don't know, what am I doing with my life whenever I watch all those super talented athletes doing such amazing things. Anyways, here's the four pictures I took the whole night. I was supposed to take a group shot, but of course I forgot. Also, theecipe for Russian Cream - you're welcome :)

Russian Cream

1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar
1 envelope Knox Gelatin

Mix and let sit 5 minutes. Then heat and let boil 1 minute.
Add in 1 c heavy whipping cream

In a large serving bowl mix 1 pint sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla
Add in gelatin mix and stir until smooth.
Chill 3 hours.

Raspberry Topping:

1/2 c sugar
1 bag frozen raspberries

Mix berries and sugar and let sit out for 2 hours. Crush raspberries before serving.

This makes a pretty small recipe, I usually double it. In my opinion, it's better if you let it sit out for like 15 minutes before you serve it too - it's a little creamier when it's not fresh out of the fridge.


  1. everything was soooo good. loved. it. thank you thank you again!

  2. That Russian Creme rocked my world. Thank you for having us!