Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WFMW - Recipe Swap

Okay, I confess: I'm totally stealing this idea from my friend Traci.

She had a recipe swap at her house last week, and it was so much fun - and so simple. If you like to cook and would love a fun night with "the girls," this is perfect.

Here's what she did.

She invited 12 people, and each person brought five recipes (with copies of each for everyone). Some people copied their recipe cards, some people typed all five recipes on one sheet of paper, some people printed each recipe on a separate sheet of paper (in other words, the format of the recipe is up to you) - and then Traci provided us with folders so we'd have a way to keep all the recipes organized until we got home.

But before we swapped recipes, we had dinner. We each made one of our recipes beforehand, took it to Traci's, and shared it with the group - which means we had 12 wonderful dishes to sample. Traci set up three tables - with china and crystal and placemats and flowers and everything - and the 12 of us fixed our plates, sat down, ate wonderful food, and TALKED WITHOUT BEING INTERRUPTED BY CHILDREN.

Maybe you didn't catch that last part: WE TALKED WITHOUT BEING INTERRUPTED BY CHILDREN. That alone was a little slice of heaven.

And in addition to some relaxing time with friends, I came home with fifty-five new recipes. FIFTY-FIVE!

That most definitely works for me.

For more great WFMW ideas, go see Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.


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