It seems like everyone had a party in this building last night. It was loud, and parking was crazy, but a good time seems to have been had by all.
On the first floor, Pat had a the girls over for a poker game. Kathee brought potato skins, and Amanda contributed spicy wings. Annette brought pasta to go with her spicy tomato sauce, but by the end of the night they smeared it on every edible item they could find. I dropped by for a minute with my barbecue chicken pizza, but they were all too distracted by Tom’s wide selection of jello shots and Jennie’s watermelon tonic to notice.
On the second floor, Shannon threw another of his fabulous dinner parties. Suzanne started off the meal with her cream of tomato soup. Shannon offered not one, but two main courses; Natalie enjoyed the lamb shank, while Mer had the beef bourguignon. Everyone enjoyed Marsha’s apple beet medley. Joel went a little overboard and brought his three cabbage side dishes, but nobody really minded. Shawn was in charge of the cocktails, but she couldn’t decide what to make, so she brought the whole bar (which Hillbilly Willy took immediate advantage of and made a vat of hillbilly punch).
Downstairs in the coffee bar, the local sorority held their annual all-night Sugar Rush, where they binged on desserts instead of alcohol. Amanda stunned everyone with her chocolate peanut butter pie, Melanie brought a “to die for” black forest gateaux, and Bonnie arrived with her famous pecan clusters. The beverages were donated by two local businesses: Slow Cooker Recipes provided the mulled cider, and Diabetic Recipes threw in some sugar-free berry lemonade to counteract all those sweets. The surprise of the night came when Matt crashed the party, but he made up for it by baking some fresh chewy chocolate chip cookies, and they made him an honorary Delta Chi sister.
Me? I sat at home and had the perfect drink with Triticale. Before I turned in for the night, I perused some of the fine things this ol’ series of tubes has to offer, like the Extreme Makeover: Leftovers Edition and the new Kosher Cooking Carnival, which reminded me that I need to make Horsewoman’s sweet dairy kugel soon.
This morning’s community brunch in our courtyard was noticeably quieter than usual, but no less crowded. Fortunately, there were enough potato pancakes and breakfast scramble to go around, and Maureen threw together some breakfast pizza for good measure. Delta Chi Sucrose filtered in a little later and celebrated the end of their Sugar Rush with some trendy cocktails (and an insulin chaser). The resident Fit Buff dropped by during his morning jog to remind us of 13 steps to a heart-healthy diet; we made note of #11, and handed him just one glass of Bill’s sangria.
Thanks to everyone for participating in this week’s carnival! The next edition will be hosted by Wee Wifey on October 13th. Be sure to submit your recipe for the Cereal Killers edition and check out the full list of upcoming editions.
UPDATE: Samantha showed up a little late to the party, but her beer dog looks well worth the wait!