Tuesday, September 22, 2015


We had our first college dinner of the school year the other night!  It's always an effort to find a date when my husband's schedule coordinates well with our college son's schedule!  But worth it - you never know if you just made a kid's day or will be there at just the right time for them.  AND it makes a pretty good excuse for me to make some desserts that I am just not making a lot anymore.  YUM!

This year is pretty special because we have not only our son but two nieces and a nephew all at the same school!  So they all came for dinner along with some friends, even if it was at different times.

On the menu:

Smoked chicken
Artichoke chicken casserole
Green salad
Veggie tray with spicy Ranch dip
Green beans
Roasted sweet potato slices
Roasted potato slices
Hot rolls
Oreo Ice cream dessert
Peanut butter sheet cake


Michelle said...

Yum! Sounds delicious!!

Lori said...

I think it's just FANTASTIC that you guys take the time and trouble to do this. You really have a gift for working with teens and young adults and making them feel comfortable in your home. Clearly they are enjoying it!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Well it helps when you have one, Lori!

Beth Brewer said...

Sounds delish! And what is in the bags?

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Beth, I usually put a mix of junk/healthy food in there - small bag of chips, miniature candy bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, and then something home-made like a muffin or brownie. Sometimes a clementine or other small fruit. Sometimes an encouraging scripture. Whatever I find on sale the week before, essentially!

Amy Arbuckle said...

Where can I find the recipe for the artichoke chicken casserole? It sounds good.

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

Amy, it's one I had a few years but I added a lot of goodies to it, so I'm not sure I could reproduce it. The main ingredients are chicken, artichokes, cream of chicken soup and Ritz crackers. You can find something like it on Pinterest. I added some onion and garlic sautéed in butter.

Lori said...

Thank you so much for doing this for them! I know that they all enjoyed your hospitality and the food!! :)