Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

A Spaghetti Pie Housewarming

Written by Patti on November 8th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

As I mentioned last week, my mac decided it had too many photos on it and refused to upload even one more. This was a tragedy because I lost all the photos I took at Erin & Chris’ new, beautiful home.

But I still want to tell you all about it, I will just have to substitute some pictures. Bear with me. The bonus is the recipe, sweeties!

You remember my adorable friends Chris and Erin, right? They are so funny and lovable, being with them is like a big hug. They just moved into their new house as newlyweds and it is awesome! A great kitchen, an amazing dining and living room and way, way, up the stairs, is a man cave for Chris, with all his media. I look forward to a dance party up there soon.

Chris and Erin

Joining us at their new pad were besties Clint & Matt and new friends Shannon, John and their ultra cool son, Bodhi. Don’t you love his name? It means “enlightenment” in Sanskrit. I loved meeting them all.

Chris had a huge platter of gorgeous olives, cheese and meats for us to nosh on before dinner. We nibbled, toured the manse and then settled on their huge back porch with drinks and stories. And again, there were friends we had in common with Shannon – Wendy, Elizabeth (who would arrive a smidge later) and others. I never tire of this phenomenon in Atlanta.  There is always someone you have in common at almost every party.

Clint and Me

When dinner was served, we all took our places at their fabulous table and ate scads of spaghetti pie, bread and antipasti, while laughing ourselves silly. Being with this crowd always ensures the best time and this evening proved no different.

Of course, when I returned home, thank yous were written and I received this sweet reply from Chris:

Hi Patti,
We got your thank you card……you guys are just too sweet. Sorry it took so long but I’m attaching the recipe for you to share on your awesome blog.
It’s from our dear family friend Luigi.

Spaghetti Pie

1 pound cooled linguini
1 pounds shredded mozzarella
1/4 pound grated pecorino
1 pound diced cooked chicken tenders
4 large eggs
salt to taste
pepper to taste garlic to taste (minced or powder)

Toss all ingredients in large mixing bowl until well distributed.Press firmly in pregreased 10 inch spring form pan. Cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Bake covered at 375 degreees for 30 to 40 min.
Uncover and brown. Cut in wedges.

Chris I really have to packed the spring form pan, press everthing in hard. I also grille the chicken (breast) then cut up.
Another nice touch is to drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the cut wedges.

good luck ciao

I love that this recipe came from their special friend, Luigi. Of course it did!

It looked a lot like this. And boy, was it ever delicious!

Thanks again, Chris & Erin for always showing us the best time. We love you!!

xoox, Patti

Today blogging to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Our House


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Clint says:

    What an awesome dinner that was! I could use some of that pie right now… or at lunch. I guess 10:20 AM is a bit early for spaghetti pie.

  2. Patti says:

    I don’t know, Sugar, I think it might always be time for spaghetti pie. xoxoxo

  3. Erin says:

    I want spaghetti pie now too! Great write-up Patti! Love you too! XO

  4. Patti says:

    Erin! Always love spending time with you and Chris!! xoox

  5. Quinn says:

    I’ll be making that spaghetti pie! What a surprise the recipe is – not a tomato in sight….

  6. Patti says:

    Quinn, it was crazy delicious!

  7. Eddie Ross says:

    Sounds like the perfect evening!! Great song to go along with the post!


  8. Patti says:

    E+J – My sweeties!! Miss you both. Any chance you’ll be in Atlanta on Dec. 11? xoxoxo, P