While everyone was stuffing their faces with cheese dip and pizza on Sunday, I was shopping for bathroom tile. Being an adult = rough stuff. The weekend wasn’t total loss though, because I had my vegi-versary dinner party on Saturday. (Side note: how many of you are wishing I’d shut up about my vegi-versary already? It’s almost as bad as a birthday for me!) There were some big highlights in the dinner (okay and one low light — these maple bourbon Brussels sprouts because I didn’t cook off any of the bourbon. Each bite was like taking a shot, oopsies. Follow the recipe as written and don’t try to take a shortcut and bake off the bourbon in the oven. Doesn’t work).
On to the highlights those. These. Brownies. I already knew they’d be a huge success because I baked a pan a week or two ago and polished it off as quickly as humanly possible. The base for the brownies was Chocolate Covered Katie’s black bean brownies. That girl definitely knows how to do chocolate right. The result is a super fudgy, delicious brownie that no one would ever guess is remotely good for them. The brownies themselves are gluten free, but if there will be other gluten snacks near them, I recommend making them cupcake style as described so the liners can help protect from cross contamination.
The party also included the Beeroness’s beer cheese dip as an appetizer. My invitation to any and every social event is contingent on bringing this dip. True story. The other app was my Greek salsa with Josh’s pita chips. The actual dinner was butternut squash mac and cheese, the aforementioned Brussels, and moussaka (no recipe for this on the blog yet, but sooooon you’ll have two versions!). These brownies were easily the most coveted item of the night, with 24 brownies being consumed between 9 people, but I also put out CCK’s cookie dough dip. Because I’m a fantastic (and totally modest) host, everything except the beer cheese dip was gluten free in addition to vegetarian. Everything was devoured pretty much completely, which has left me a little sad without leftovers.