Monday, September 16, 2013

An Engagement Dinner for Tiffany and John

Sunday, September 15th, I hosted an engagement dinner for my granddaughter, Tiffany, and her fiancé, John.  I wanted the celebration to be light, informal, and not too frilly/girly for the guys in attendance, so I went with a Mexican theme.

On Saturday I made my 'cheater's' fried ice cream.  First I baked the tortilla bowls for the ice cream balls.

Then I crushed the cornflakes...

and sautéd them in butter.

Lastly I rolled the ice cream balls in the crushed cornflakes to create the fried effect.  All the while sipping a cup of Harney's Hot Cinnamon Spice tea!

I wanted to put an engagement ring sugar cookie at each place setting, so the next project was cutting out the rings and baking them.

I don't quite have my decorating perfected yet for the engagement rings, so these had to suffice until I get more time to practice.  At least they were able to recognize what the cookies were.  Each cookie was placed in an individual cellophane bag.

We began our meal with corn chips and individual cups of seven layer dip.  I got the idea on Pinterest.

Then we had Tortilla soup, Chicken Ro-tel, and Margarita punch, and we finished with the Fried Ice Cream.

Tiffany opening a gift I gave them.

The happy couple!

The figurine says, "Time Makes Love Grow Stronger."

Oh! And did I mention Tiff's having fun in nursing school?  ;-)

I'm so proud of my granddaughter!  Can you tell???  


  1. You have been busy! What a wonderful dinner! Everything looks so good! The ring cookies are such a cute idea. I think they turned out great! Congrats to the happy couple!

  2. What a great dinner! You can tell you had fun planning and executing this special event! Congrats to your grand daughter - wishing her happiness in her marriage and success in her nursing career!

  3. What a fun party you gave! I like your "cheater" fried ice cream, and the seven layer dip in a cup is a cute idea, too. I don't blame you a bit for being a proud grandma!

  4. Dear Phyllis,
    You made a wonderful party for Tiffany and John. Wow. I bet they loved it. Everything looked delicious and your ring cookies came out looking darling.
    Wishing them great happiness.
    Best, Ruthie

  5. A great party you hosted. Love the rings and the fried ice cream!

  6. I love your theme for this dinner--and your cookies are lovely! Never thought of making that dip in individual portions -- genius!


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