Plan a Dinner with some Friends

Dec 2, 2013 by

I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome.  I hope you gathered with family and friends and ate way too much great food.  I also hope you paused at sometime during the meal to think how much fun it was and maybe even wondered why you don’t do this more often than just once a year.

Here is now your chance.

Plan a dinner with some friends this week.  Pick a few friends out and send them an email or text and pick out a night that works for everyone.  Then divvy up the meal so not one person is doing all the work.  Make something awesome to eat.  This is especially easy to do around the holidays as you can make it a festive themed event and make some tasty food and drinks like this Puerto Rican Eggnog (*Caution: Adults Only).

Have everyone show up at the designated houses.  Put some good music on, put the cell phones away and enjoy each others company and some good food and drink.  Tell stories of what happening in your life.  Discuss interesting things you saw that day.  Talk about the challenges you are going through and ask for some opinions and advice.

The bottom line is to share yourself and your time and some good food with others.

We had a great thanksgiving but one of our friends was sick and sadly couldn’t make it, so in the spirit of more great leftovers we are going to do a Thanksgiving 2.0 soon for her.  Beyond the great food, its just another great excuse to get together.

Your TSA for this week is to plan a meal with friends this week.  Then do it again next week.  Watch this turn into a fun new event you look forward to all week.  Invite some new friends and neighbors and watch it grow into a new tradition.


TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s: 


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Tonights Dinner: Garlic-lime pan seared shrimp with quinoa, corn on the cob and fresh blackberry cobbler.

It sounds like a lot of work but its actually quite easy.  I made all of it in less than an hour (not counting baking time on the cobbler)

I am not an expert chef.  This is an easy meal anyone could make.  I promise.  Just give it a try.

Here is the recipe and directions

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