Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Wasn't that a party
Actually, it wasn't. When it's almost all JW's and/or wankers (some people fall into both categories, unfortunately) the party tends to be fairly boring. However, we managed through it; I did it by taking 4 Midols and 2 margaritas, don't know what DH did. But then again, it was his parent's 50th anniversary party, so it was not so bad for him.
We did our part by making 4 crockpots of chili, guacamole , spanish rice and buying chips and ice cream. I did get to try out my new handy dandy food processor for this, and it works like a dream, so in that way, I really didn't mind helping out with the food. A friend at work taught me a trick with the guacamole, which really made it nice. She said to soak the sliced onion in apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes to take out the sharpness of the onions. I found it also added a very nice flavour to the guacamole, even without adding more vinegar to the avocadoes.
My s-i-l, who planned the party did all the decorating, inviting, hiring of the mariachi band, and the rest of the food. The b-i-l, well his contribution was ice. Hope that didn't put too big of a dent in his time and money.
To give my s-i-l credit, she put in a lot of time and money into making this a special occasion for their parents. I personally wouldn't host a party for 60 people and try and make all the food for it. That's what caterers are for in my opinion. Guess that's why our parents always just go out for big meals, that way there's no prep, no clean up and no more than 3 hours with people. That's what I like.
The best part is that it's all over.