New Years eve
Walked and froze our little patushkas off at Longwood Gardens. Very lovely displays of flowers and lights for Christmas.
Assembled a lovely dinner last night with friends. My friends brought some lovely appetizers:
Fried tofu with chili
Korean pancake made of some kind of bean flour
Fresh tuna and greens salad
and I assembled ingredients for a hot pot- lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, oysters, chicken, beef and vegetables.
One friend made saketinis the other put on Motown and we were set for the evening. I was basically incoherent from the saketinis way before midnight, being basically a non-drinker. But these things were lovely- amaretto, pineapple juice, vodka, sake.
The lobster tails were the best part of the hot pot, very nicely done.
Amazingly fun night!
Then resurrected myself with the sun. Subsequently drove back for the next party-
alanz's New Year's Day party. He always puts on a tremendous feed. Bulgogi, brisket, chicken wings-all done on his Kamado. Great toy. Lauren's coleslaw and potatoes. Varied and asundry things brought by guests. Apparently cheese and pate that I missed and didn't see.
I brought a gingerbread house. First one I ever made. Was pretty cute considering. Kids had been picking at it during the evening, so at the end of the evening I started the new tradition of the ceremonial smashing of the gingerbread house- karate chopping it to cave the roof in. My theory was if pressure was properly applied downward it should cave in rather than shatter out. Lauren's take was that it was going to shatter in a million pieces all over her dining room. My theory was basically true because the side walls didn't come down But some of the roof, icing and candy on the roof did fly off a little so Lauren was sort of right too.
Two more parties over the weekend and then I can go back to a regular schedule of actual work and normalcy.
Going to Amma on Saturday!
(NOTE FROM MANAGEMENT: This topic is a continuation of Dinner! 2003)
Edited by Chris Hennes, 08 September 2012 - 09:59 AM.
Added management note.