11 December 2005

Third Annual Parsonage Open House

Last night we had our third annual parsonage open house. The wife and I love to cook, host and throw a party. The folk from church, friends and neighbors love to nose around, snoop through our stuff, eat our food, and mingle. The open house builds lots of social capital and is a great time. All in all about 60 people gathered at our house.

The Spread:

Appetizing Stuff
Vegetable Tray
Fruit Tray
Chips and Salsa
Bean Dip
Sausage Balls
Mixed Nuts
Spinach, Artichoke Dip in Bread Bowl

Heavier Fare
Buffalo Wings*
Pepperoni Calzones
Ham and Cheese Calzones

Desserty Stuff
Guiness Brownies*
Corn Flake Chocolate Balls
Toffee Chip Chocolate Cookies*
Rasin Oatmeal Cookies
Brie with Caramel
Peppermint Bark

Rolling Rock
Bottle of Pinot Grigio
Bottle of Pinot Noir
Punch (Pineapple Juice, Seltzer Water, Pineapple Sherbert)

*marks items I actually made. The wife worked her tail off baking, cleaning, cutting, preparing, "dealing" with the kids and other various activities that I have a knack for unnoticing.

Just for posterity's sake. If it were not for the wife and I was left in charge of the open house, it would consist of some saltine crackers, bbq chips, beer and chocolate chips.


Mrs. Popping Culture said...

Do you mean chocolate chip cookies or really just chocolate chips?

That's a lot food. This year at my party I tried to class things up with some pecan cranberry spread and brie with caramel sauce in addition to the Chick-fil-A nuggets and meatballs. Juding from the amount of spread and brie left, I guess I'm back to chips and dip next year. I love Youngstown!

theobilly said...

No I mean just a bag of chocolate chips, I love those things - especially with a handful of cheerios.

It was a lot of food, our party was from 4-6:30 so we knew folk would be coming expecting some goodies. It was like a mad grazing feast, folk just kept filling up their small plates! We make so much so we have lots left over for us, but every year we are too sick of the stuff to enjoy it. So we give it to the librarians and butter them up, seems to help with fines and what not.