One way I’ve found to clean my house is to invite people over. I’m not naturally the cleanest or organized person alive, but I find if people are coming over, I will put in some extra effort. I also have a lot of stuff that I need to get rid of. So, I put both of those things together and organized a clothing swap for my girlfriends. It 1) forced me to clean the living room and kitchen and 2) forced me to go through my closet and get rid of some clothes that didn’t need to be in there.
Now, you may be wondering what this has to do with food? Well, you can’t have people over and not feed them anything! I knew the day was already going to be a little crazy, since I still needed to sweep and mop and buy groceries, so I went over to Pinterest and looked for a few simple recipes. There was a recipe I really wanted to try but it was in European measurements and I knew the extra conversion was just going to stress me out. I chose a delicious warm bean dip and brownie batter dip. Both turned out really well and are super addictive. Since they’re both pretty fattening, I served the brownie batter dip with fresh strawberries, sliced apples and pretzels. The bean dip was served with two kinds of tortilla chips.
I also served iced coffee, iced tea and water. Next time I’ll have to remember to have a non-caffeinated option for pregnant and lactating ladies.
If you’re having something in the afternoon and just need some snacky foods, I would recommend both of these recipes, because they are simple and tasty. Let me know what your favorite dips are to serve at parties in the comments section.