This past weekend one of my favorite husband and wife blogger duos, A Couple Cooks, hosted a world-wide virtual dinner party to celebrate the launch of their new cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking. There were more than 350 hosts and I was beyond thrilled to be one of those hosts! The idea behind the virtual dinner party was that a bunch of people would gather at the same time in different locations all around the world and cook at least one dish from the cookbook.
So, Josiah and I invited some of our favorite couple friends over and had them each choose a dish from the cookbook that they would like to bring and we celebrated together. Food is such a wonderful unifier already so cooking from the same book just made the experience that much more meaningful. There is something so special about all using the same book to create a meal together. We had an amazing spread and it was so great to engage in conversation together with some cherry kombucha in hand. Hosting a cookbook themed party might become a regular thing around here. It was so fun! You can check out a few pictures from our party below. You can also see pictures of some of the other dinner parties here.
The recipe that I think blew my mind the most from the book so far has been the Bliss Bites (pictured above and below). The peanut buttery, chocolatey, and oat goodness makes it the perfect post-dinner treat. I will probably keep them stocked in our freezer from this day forward! They're perfectly sized and so, so, so good! The recipe for them can be found in the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook along with 99 other wonderful recipes that you probably need in your life right now. Buy yourself a copy and then invite some of your friends over for your very own #prettysimpledinnerparty. I pinky swear you won't regret it. Also, if you're in Chicago next Thursday, March 1st and want to meet Alex and Sonja, come on out to their book signing at Williams and Sonoma in Lincoln Park!
- Spinach Artichoke Frittata
- Strawberry Lime Chia Jam
- Crusty Multigrain Artisan Bread
- Fennel, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad
- Two-Potato Hash with Romesco
- Bliss Bites