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Monday, February 17, 2014

{project fab} Ladies Who Lunch

Fun fact about me: I LOVE watching the Food Network and Cooking Channel but I am super picky so I wouldn't eat half of the things I see on the shows.  I hardly ever cook for myself these days because I don't get home from work until 7:30 and just want something super quick: hello frozen pizza, and pre-made - albeit delicious - rosemary and thyme chicken.
When my Marshalls Project Fab resolutions challenge came I knew what I wanted to do.  My first goal was never paying full price for fabulous clothes (post 1 | post 2).  But I also want to try to cook at home more often, it's going to be hard but I know it will improve my overall health and happiness. I really enjoy cooking, it's just finding the time.  I may end up cooking meals on the weekends and then eat them during the week.
Where does Marshalls come in here, you ask? Well, I got 75% of my cooking supplies there! I needed a new pan, some other kitchen essentials that I was missing and a couple things I just wanted for fun (a mandolin!) Everything I bought was a great price (and most of it was found on clearance too!) Let's not forget that good portion of the cookware I already own is from Marshalls or Home Goods. Can you tell it's my favorite store yet?
I decided to have Lydia and Christine over and made a tasty (I hope) meal: Strawberry Balsamic Chicken and Potatoes with rosemary & garlic! For dessert I made my "famous" (to me) Chocohotopots and taught the girls how to make french macarons.  I'm splitting the post into two days because as usual there are too many photos I like! I went from over 400 to 175 and then chose my favorites from that to share.

P.S. Did any of you ever watch The Galloping Gourmet?! I used to watch it every day when I was younger. Yes, I watched cooking shows instead of kid shows (although I watched those too.)

* Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

15 comments:

  1. Yes, everything was so delicious! You can cook for me anytime Meg! Glad the photos came out so well, can't wait to see the rest!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  2. You look so cute while cooking, and sounds like you are one great cook! Whenever I'm up in the states Marshall's is a must, my mom loves all the kitchen supplies and home decor while I always but tons and tons of baking stuff!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  3. nhamiiiii <3
    you look great cooking! :P
    xoxo
    http://www.tastemycloset.com/

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  4. Mmm, this looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to see Part 2! I can tell you like to cook and you just look so comfortable doing it :) P.S. Your apron is so cute!

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  5. Wowzie everything sounds amazing! I may have to take a stab at making some of these.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  6. The topping looks amazing. Was the strawberries and cheese?

    Tyler
    www.onelittleblackdress.com

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  7. This food looks REALLY good Megan! Good for you! I am a horrible cook : ( I'm good at making salads, though.

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  8. love the photo of you chopping stuff and the one checking the oven in those heels, so desperate housewifes!! hahahahah

    xXx
    Blog: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.com
    Shop: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.tictail.com

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  9. What is that amazing looking dish with the strawberries =????! enlighten me!

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  10. It was such a great afternoon!! Thanks again for inviting me. The food (everything) was delicious from the chicken, potatoes, choco hot pots, macarons and drinks!! We should do that again. Watch out Nigella and Alton Brown!!

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  11. Oh the salad looks amazing and the dish you served it on is so beautiful! You are quite the hostess Megan!

    The pictures all look beautiful!

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  12. I love the thing you're scooping up your garlic with. Do you know what that is called? From Marshalls?

    Tammy
    www.aloyallove.com

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