Saturday, August 12, 2006

Friends Bring Crack Noodles

I had some problems with Blogger last night, so I wasn't able to get this posted until now.

We had a couple dozen of our friends over tonight and the evening went by in a happy blur. My mom had suggested Costco as a source of remarkably good party food, and boy, was that the right way to go. I've never been a super-chef at the best of times, but now that Q has a fascination with the stove, producing a party's worth of food without at least one dive into the oven would probably be impossible.

Among the yummy contributions from our friends included "crack noodles" from our Irish dancing friend, a concoction of soba noodles with special peanut sauce. Once you start eating them, you can't stop. Apparently, this was the second batch she made today, because she taste-tested the first batch and was forced to eat until they were all gone. She didn't make the mistake with the second batch, and managed to get them packed into a container before they tempted her with noodley goodness.

Lady O designed a fantastic floral arrangement, making good use of Dr K's wedding favor vases. SwingDaddy's little sister was with us all weekend, and we got to catch up with her before she goes to Spain for two semesters abroad. Q had a good time with two Ah-yi's (Aunties) to chase around during the party.

Lots of fun news, including an update from Ms. Redowa, who was the wedding coordinator for SuperVideoGuy's own wedding this morning. She reported that it was a small sweet ceremony for family and very beautiful. Another friend's two brothers wrote a musical a few years ago, and they just got the wonderful announcement that it's been added to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Corporation's catalog. The show is called "MID-LIFE! The Crisis Musical" and sounds very funny.

The night's second biggest triumph (the primary being, of course, the enjoyment of all present company) was re-purposing the leftover food. Ms. Redowa's award winning dance troup, Google Idol champions, is having its summer picnic tomorrow, so she and her fiancé carried off 32 slices of cake, half a try of sushi, and the remains of the veggie platter. I tried to rearrange the vegetables more attractively, but she said not to worry. Quantity, not presentation, is key for their crowd.

Good company, no food wasted, happy baby. It doesn't get much better than that, unless you have a dance floor at hand.

4 comments:

lara said...

i think "noodley goodness" is just about the funniest thing i've heard in a long time. it's a good thing J's not around, 'cause he'd think i flipped my lid for how hard i'm laughing. sorry, but seriously, "noodley goodness." cracks me up...

Mayberry said...

A couple dozen! I am impressed. We had two adults + 1 toddler for dinner tonight and it still took us all day (and 2 trips to the grocery store) to prepare.

Lady M said...

Kari - I'm glad you enjoyed the noodle-ness so much!

Mayberry - It does get so much more complicated with the babies, doesn't it! We cheated and bought all the food already prepared, so that made things a lot simpler. I think I may keep doing that . . .

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