Monday, February 19, 2007
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Happy Year of the Piggie Everybody. As part of my resolution for the Other New Year, I decided I wanted to throw more parties.
Here is the party I have been planning.
Our Menu was:
Ginger Martinis, shrimp wraps, wonton wrapper chips and edamame, ( Japanese... I know.. but tasty.)
General Tsaos Chicken, Salmon in black bean sauce, Sesame Broccoli, Garlic Beans, Hoisin Tofu with Cabbage
Tea, tangerines, and fortune cookies
( I made these for the kids.. they are boxes I stuffed these with "snaps", confetti and a candy pig. They were inspired by some I saw at Castle In The Air where you can take a class in how to make them , it is one of my favorite places in Berkeley... and Ulla teaches classes there too..)
I did a sit down dinner for 19.. and I was a mad stir-frying fool. Almost didn't make it.
Had so much fun planning and had fun with the guests too.. But neglected to think of the chaos that would be created by having 4 dishes that had to be stir fried at the last minute in those kinds of quantities. But I had helpful guests, with a good senses of humour so we all ate, drank ginger martinis and were very happy.
Next time: Dinner will either be make ahead... or delivered!
And I am already thinking of the next shin dig..
Perhaps a garden party???? (With ALL the food prepared in advance.)
Anyone want to come?
Posted by You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. at 9:42 AM