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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


You have probably been to a Tupperware party, maybe even a Pampered Chef party, and of course around the holidays we have the candle parties-but do you know what a boxer party is?

I didn't either until I was invited to the 1st Annual Boxer Party at a friend's house. Only requirement.... wear a pair of your husband's boxers or as I did, go to Ross and get a cute pair for CHEAP. Other requirements are bring a salad - I can do that, couscous salad which is super easy to make - see recipe below.

Well, it was a really fun friend Katie "the artist" brought some clay and we all got creative and made some interesting pieces...Grace has a beautiful home, a great garden and a pool, and the weather was warm, so we all jumped in with our boxers...

One more thing....the wine was flowing....that just made it a little more fun...I look forward to the 2nd annual boxer party.

Who knows what we will create next year?

Here's the recipe for the Couscous, Chicken and Artichoke Salad

2 6 ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts
4 c. cooked and cooled couscous, orzo or other small pasta
2 c. coarsely chopped cooked chicken (I omitted it yesterday)
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
salt and ground black pepper
3 T. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cherry or grape tomatoes-as many or as little as you like
Drain artichoke hearts, reserving marinade
Coarsely chop artichoke hearts
In a large bowl, stir together couscous, artichoke hearts, marinade, chicken, green onions, parsley, pine nuts and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir gently and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with tomatoes.


janie said...

What fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Linda, what fun! I'd have to look for an XXL pair of boxers to! I like the clay creations and your coucous sald sounds delicious! I only recently got into making Couscous and now we love it!

Anncoo said...

Hi Linda,
I have also started to blog about 3mths ago and it is really interesting to do this blogging. I also love salad but I think some of your ingredients is not available here. anyway what is couscous?


Joyce said...

What fun. I love the recipe too. Yes the wine does add to the party:)

Sue said...

Hi...well that looks like a ton of fun...nothing like getting together with the girls and having an excuse to eat....the pool part looked fun looked like a great reason to just act wacky for no reason....

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I've never heard of a boxer party, but think that's a very fun idea. I used to be a Tupperware lady and my parties weren't near that fun. I should have thought of wine:) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Coastal Nest. said...

What do you do if your hubby wears the good ol tidy whiteys??haha..
fun stuff, lady!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...


I was also going to ask how the recipe would be without the chicken but when I read again I see that you omitted it. Sounds great! Perfect for weekend BBQs.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Funny...but looks like a blast! I think I would have bought a pair too...I draw the line there!!

Sabina said...

Well that is just hilarious!!! I would love to go to a party like that!! The recipe looks wonderful and I have to tell you I was so happy to see your name in my comment box the other day Ms. Linda Lou!!

Have a wonderful day!!