Sunday, March 20, 2011

Italian Bar Food- Birthday Party

We celebrated my husband's birthday last night with friends and family. The boys played poker and the girls did what we do Originally, I was going to make tons of greasy bar food but as the day came closer I really didn't want to spend all day frying things. So, I opted for one fried dish- fried ravioli. Giada's version of fried ravioli. Delicious. I also made red velvet cupcakes and cake balls which I failed to take photos of. I also, don't have photos of anyone who attended, except for my cousin's baby who is just adorable. As soon as I have a new camera, I'm going to be more diligent about taking better photos. Until then, below are the quick pics I took while everyone was arriving and getting drinks.
Giada's Fried Ravioli and Marinara dipping sauce.
Giada's tomato tartlets (you're supposed to add basil but I used green onion instead)
Trader Joes has these new crackers, Rosemary Raisin Crisps-super yummy.
Olives marinated in lemon, garlic, olive oil and rosemary.
Toasted and spiced walnuts & cashews.
French onion dip and chips.
Cutest baby ever- Joshua making his first blog appearance.


  1. Fried ravioli?? That sounds interesting. Maybe you could post the link to the recipe so we can try it :) Hope the party went well!

  2. YUM! I love Italian snacks and food. So much fun!

  3. I've made that ravioli! TO. DIE. FOR!

  4. Everything looks so good and Joshua is so cute!

    and baby- SQUISH!!! sooo cute!
    happy birthday to the hubs

  6. I just googled the recipe for that fried ravioli. That looks AMAZING!

  7. Well, everything looks amazing and I was going to comment on the food...but as soon as I saw the sweet baby all I could think was AAAAAWWWWWW!

  8. that baby is precious!

    you all had quite a feast! Those tomato tartlets look amazing!