Aug 17, 2009 - In The Kitchen, Rants/Ramblings    Comments Off on Throwing A Party

Throwing A Party

I helped cook for a party. This party was the 9th. Its now the 17th. I really suck at this blogging thing right now.

Between helping get things together for the party, and getting myself together for the party, plus work, it didn’t leave much room for the relaxation part or time to blog part.

Party Food

Going to parties are very stressful for me, this party especially because I had never cooked food for a party not my own before. Since this party was my friend’s idea and all of her friends/family, she had ultimate say. Plus me… at a party of people I don’t know? Scary. My agoraphobia was trying to rear its ugly head but since it was a pretty laid back party it wasn’t as bad.

I also find going into someone else’s house and cooking in their kitchen to be stressful. I know how obsessive I can be about my kitchen that going into someone else’s is rather intimidating for me.


We did make a whole lot of food though. There was spinach artichoke dip, fresh made salsa, grilled toquitos, green salad, tuna salad, grilled marinated brown sugar-soy chicken, 2 lemon-raspberry cakes, and peanut butter cookies. I also made a batch of peanut butter dog cookies.

Why dog cookies? Well the whole “reason” for the party was because of my friend’s dog. It was his birthday. He just turned 15. In reality the dog was just an excuse to have a party.

I didn’t take that many pictures, I was in a house I didn’t know, with people I didn’t know. I’m not the type of person to greet people by sticking a camera in their face. I’d be more apt to run away and hide.

But one of my good friends was there, and she cracks me up. Mostly because she tends to moan in ecstasy when she eats my food. That’s one of the best compliments I think. Its rather entertaining when she takes a bite of food and starts moaning and telling me how good it is. I think shes rather biased though. Biased but entertaining.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Plus I made one of her favorite things. Spinach Artichoke Dip. I think she would just sit down and eat it with a spoon if given the chance. It also happened to be one of the things that got the most compliments. Several people said how nice and mild mine was, compared to store bought brands that have a lot of garlic or a very strong, almost sour artichoke taste. Mine is smooth, creamy and delicious!

All in all it was a really fun party. Part of me would love to go into the catering business but I think I’ll just stick with my cute little blog and write about the yummies I make.

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