Friday, July 2, 2010

Birthdays, BFFs, Boat Rides

So this will be a big of a random belated post, however I feel I must broach subjects about which I am passioniate: food, parties and triscuits.

Let me start by saying how much I love summer. I mean sundresses everyday, cheap fruits and vegetables, a million weddings/reunions/fun times planned... despite the fact I no longer get a summer break (like all of my fortunate coach and teacher friends), as according to socially accepted standards I am well into my young adulthood. However I enjoy these months as much as ever. We made dinner for emily in honor of the anniversary of her birth and I even OMITTED healthy ingredients. Am I a pal or what? Minus the fact it's clogging her arteries. But who is counting that?

See below, Giada's chicken tettrazini: It was good... real good (okay i doubled the amount of peas the recipe called for, so there).
Never mind that I had to call mom mid-cook because the cups upon cups of broth, whole milk, and heavy cream were NOT thickening. Tetrazzini soup! I dumped a truckload of flour in there, didn't use all of the fluid from the sauce and had a runny yummy dish anyway.

Emily liked it. She said she didn't want to turn 27 as god had intended, so we partied like it was 2008. I even went to the party supply store and got decorative silver wedding anniversary '25's to hang on the wall. We drank a couple bottles of wine and skyped with Kelly and Micheal in Denver so we could all sing with cake! Happy 25th amigo, you don't look a day over 24 1/2.

I also had a mini college reunion with the sorority sisters. Highlights include when Banks tries to impress upon us how good of a waitress she is by doing a spin move with a tray of shots and.. well... to the floor they went. Spillage of Exxon Valdez proportions, the bartenders were super impressed (not). Dance parties, late night burgers, and shenanigans that prove we have clearly not matured at all in the past few years.

Dancing at dive bars? Yes please.

The night ended something like this:

THEN my BFFs bachelorette party was at the lake. Her maid and matron of honors did a pretty bombtastic job if I do say so myself (pats self on back).

The cupcakes and cookies we had made were TO DIE FOR, and were made by Mandy at Peace Love and Cupcakes in KC. Her business is new and small so let me know if you want her info :) PS the cookie torsos were in different shapes and sizes (as are we), and the bride's was white. How pretty are they? Tasted amazing too!
The AM lingerie shower spread.

The PM bach party peni cupcakes. They were penis coladas and tasted like getting caught in the rain. and coconut.

It's all fun and games until the bride gets a black eye on a rough wipe-out while tubing. It's cool, it has since healed.

It was the greatest weekend ever though, with fun and minimal injuries had by all. In other news, I got John's grandma's dress form. Everyone, meat Beatrice. Beatrice, meet the internet.
She's my roomie. Someday when I get a sewing machine *cough* mom *cough* I can use her since she adjusts to my size. For now I will admire her antique fabulousness and even the original Singer sticker from the 30s that's on her. Neat, eh?
Also in the event I have somehow not mentioned this, I have become OBSESSED with triscuits fine grain original flavor. (is all caps too much? sorry to shout, but i feel strongly). Try it, if you don't like it, I will take what you don't eat.

Other posts coming soon PLUS guess what? A week from today I will be in CALIFORNIA!! Whoop Whoop!