Real Food Dinner Party

Jared and I had a couple over for dinner last night, and I thought I would share my “real food” menu. Everyone seemed to really like the meal– especially the dessert! Recipe links included.


Homemade kale pesto ( over cream cheese block, served with triscuits (Ak-Mak crackers would also be great).


Braised short ribs (, creamy polenta (no recipe for this– just boiled half milk and half water to make the polenta and then added grated Parmesan), and lightly dressed greens (just whipped up a white wine lemon vinaigrette).


Whole wheat applesauce cake ( I didn’t make the frosting) served with homemade caramel sauce (

While this meal wasn’t exactly low fat, it was really delicious and made with all organic, real food ingredients. And most importantly, my guests and my husband liked everything!


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