Time for Mom: An Estro-fest and Chick Food

So, I mentioned the other day about an estro-fest. Basically, it’s my youngest sister‘s in-law’s name for a girl get-together. Must include lots of laughs, good food, and some sweets.

As you may know, the FishFam currently lives about 1800 miles away from the grandparents, aunties, and uncles. And since we’re getting out of debt, I haven’t been west in over three years! I always look forward to visits from my family, especially since they are few and far between. Next week my mom (aka Nanna) will be here and my sister (Auntie Jamie) will be arriving just a few days before Mom heads home. We’ll have a little overlap which hasn’t ever happened. The only thing missing is my youngest sister (Auntie Nel). Wah!

Anyway, so unless I spend the overlap in the hospital birthing a baby, I’m hoping that we can do some girly things and eat some really good food. I just read one of PW’s recipes, that reminded me of my favorite artichoke dip and so I’m adding it to the list. Auntie Jamie has issues with mayonnaise, so Mom and I may have to eat it all ourselves. No problem there.

But, here’s a question for you: What’s your favorite chick food? What would you be making next week to enjoy with two of your favorite ChickFriends?

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  1. JessieLeigh says:

    Anytime I get to eat with my mom and sis, we go for things our “meat and taters guys” won’t touch– one favorite is warm brie and tomatoes on foccacia bread with red bell pepper hummus. We also tend to eat some decadent ice cream concoction for at least one meal… yum!

  2. Anna Christensen says:

    I know you already have lots of chocolate stashed away for the fest and that’s certainly the first MUST have.

    One of my favorite “girl” lunches is fresh baked rolls with fruit salad on them. We just add whipped cream to a can of mixed fruit, grapes, sliced bananas, coconut and (of course) little chocolate chunks.

    Have a wonderful time!

  3. How about cheesecake????? Yum!!!

  4. My friend and I are right in the middle of planning a “chickfest” as we call it!!
    Our favorites include, but are NOT limited to,LOL, chicken salad with grapes; marinated cheese; tomato, mozzarella and basil on a toothpick; barbecued meatballs; cheese dip.
    I can’t wait!!

  5. This is one of my very favorite recipes. It is for a coffee cake, but you can serve it as a dessert, or you can make it as muffins too. Everytime I take it places, everyone wants the recipe:

    Blueberry Cake (MN State Fair winner)

    Cream 3/4 c. sugar with 1/4 c. butter.

    Add 1/2 c. buttermilk (I've used milk too), 1 egg, and 1/2 t. almond extract (must have this to give the cake the flavor)

    Sift in: 2 c. flour, 2 t. baking powder & 1/2 t. salt

    Stir all together. Fold in 2 cups blueberries. Sprinkle on topping. Bake in greased spring form pan (10 inches) at 375 for 45 minutes.

    Here's the topping:
    Mix together till crumbly:
    1/4 c. sugar
    1/4 c. brown sugar
    1/3 c. flour
    1/2 t. cinnamon
    1/4 c. butter

    You can see why it tastes so good; with all the rich ingredients, but it is such a treat.

  6. Warm brie sounds fantastic…

    I’ve never heard of fruit salad on a roll. That would be interesting to try.

    Cheesecake, oh yes. We’ve got a Cheesecake Factory here. Maybe that’s in order.

    Chicken salad with grapes, yummy.

    Crista, thanks for the recipe! Sounds great.

  7. JessieLeigh says:


    Thanks for checking out my blog! This is the wrong place to put this (sorry!), but I get an error message when I try to click your contact link… my email is:
    micropreemies (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Enjoy your estro-fest… and even more, enjoy visiting with your family!

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