Thanksgiving Leftover Panini Sandwich

Thanksgiving Leftover Panini Sandwich partiesandpottytraining.com Photos by: Jasmine Nicole Photography

I love this Thanksgiving leftover recipe! To be honest, I can’t remember how we came across it- whether we came up with it on our own or saw one somewhere and decided to make it- but either way, it’s become a day after Thanksgiving staple at our house and I am so excited to share it here! Later this week I’ll be sharing our family Thanksgiving recipes, so you can experience the same tastes we do, but for now, here is the super simple recipe for the panini. Sliced sour dough bread Olive oil or butter for brushing Spoonful premade […]

Superbowl Inspired Baby Shower

Superbowl Inspired Baby Shower partiesandpottytraining.com

Last January I had the honor of co-hosting a football themed baby shower for a sweet friend. She was having her first baby- a boy- and wanted pizza served at her shower. The other co-hosts and I figured that if she wanted pizza, why not do a football theme and serve other foods you would serve at a Superbowl party- with a bit of a twist? So the first thing we did was find out our friends favorite football team (the New York Giants) and used their colors as a starting point. We fashioned the initials of the babies name […]

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Soup

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Soup from partiesandpottytraining.com; photography by Jasmine Nicole Photography

Perfect for fall and full of warm creamy deliciousness is this little gem my husband and I came up with last year. Green Chile Stew is not hard to come by in New Mexico, but finding a creamy soup with green chile for those brisk fall and winter nights is a little more difficult.  I can think of only a handful of restaurants in town that serve a creamy version of soup and honestly, I just don’t want to pack up three kids and pay money for what we can make at home. Once again these pictures are from the […]

School Lunch: Field Trip Disposable Monster Bento Lunch

Field Trip: Disposable School Lunch Monster Lunch partiesandpottytraining.com

Asa had a field trip last week and needed a disposable lunch. I decided to go with a monster theme since it’s October and, well, who doesn’t love a cute monster?     I used a strawberry clamshell to pack his lunch and wrapped it with card stock. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the teeth out and attached eyes for the monsters face.   In his lunch I sent a “Ghost” PB&J sandwich, Carrots, TJ’s chocolate pretzel, Hummus, Annie’s Organic Bunny Crackers, Grapes (In a Wexy bag), Annie’s Organic pretzels (other Wexy Bag) and Frankin-occoli.    For the […]

Albuquerque, NM Graduation Dinner Party: Black, White and Gold

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A modern black, white and gold dinner party we had this summer for a graduation party here in Albuquerque. I love hosting dinner parties, so when my husband suggested throwing a dinner party for some recent graduates of a training program at our church, I jumped at the chance. There is nothing like throwing a sit down dinner on a summer evening being surrounded by friends eating good food. My friend Latisha, of Latisha Lyn Photography, had mentioned to me awhile back about wanting to do a styled shoot using black, white and gold. I decided this would be the […]