Sunday, November 4, 2007

weekend partying with Jack & Jill

This Saturday, we went to a friend's Jack & Jill bridal shower. They were gracious hosts and served so many delectable appetizers. There were two tables set up for appetizers and a separate dessert counter. The first table consisted of mostly meat based dishes. There were meatballs in a tomato sauce, eggrolls, shrimp and garlic bread. The other table consisted of a veggie platter with a light green ranch dressing - i'm guessing it was blended with either cilantro or green peppers. There was also a cheese and cracker tray, tortilla pinwheels filled with cream cheese and chopped bell peppers, a pasta salad and a spinach corn casserole. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of other items, but this is all I could remember.

On the counter and in the dryer* (yes, you read right) there were a variety of drinks - basically choose your poison option. The desserts consisted of fruit skewers with a vanilla sauce and chocolate dipping sauce. Delicious! There was also a tiered tray of bite sized cheesecake in raspberry, turtle and plain flavors. I tried the turtle flavor. The crust was a thin layer of chocolate wafers and topped off with nuts and more chocolate. Sort of reminded me of an Indian burfi I had once. Finally, there was a tray of different flavored pound cake slices.

All in all, it was a fun night relaxing and catching up with friends. Thanks to Mitch and Bon and their families for throwing a great party!

* Apparently there was a little bit of mystery involving the "good stuff," in the dryer. It was put there as not to offend certain family members. Permission to enter the lair was granted only to the cool.

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