Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kid 'n' Play not in attendance

We had our housewarming party over the weekend, and the turnout was excellent. We ran out of chairs at some point, but nobody seemed to mind standing around to socialize. Lots of co-workers and friends were in attendance, and most everyone seemed to mingle together pretty well.

I made a huge platter of buffalo wings using the Good Eats method, and I have to say they're the best wings I've ever eaten. It's all about the cooking method -- the wings spend ten minutes in the steamer to render out a bunch of fat, and then go in a very hot oven for 45 minutes. Doing it this way gives you a nice crispy outer skin that the sauce clings to, while keeping the interior nice and tender. I will never put wings in a deep fryer ever again.

Hillary made a couple of cakes, one of which she labelled "the Delicious Disaster" because it didn't turn out quite as visually appealing as she'd hoped. It tasted excellent, however, and I think people ate more of the ugly cake than the pretty heart-shaped one she made. She also cranked out what may be the best buttercream frosting I've ever tasted.

Once the party was in full swing, we busted out Rock Band and proceeded to get our rock on. Unfortunately, my bass drum pedal, which was already sporting a hairline crack, decided to snap in half when my friend Adam (who henceforth shall be known as "fat-feet") started playing on it. We muddled through a few more songs, after creatively utilizing some kitchen flatware as a splint for the bass pedal.

As the crowd started to dwindle, we gathered around the coffee table for a rousing session of The Great Dalmuti (also known as Dilbert Corporate Shuffle). It's a perfect game for a group of 6-10 people, as hands go very quickly and the rules are extremely easy to pick up. You also get to play musical chairs, which is fun in any context.

Anyway, it was great fun. Thanks to everyone who could attend, and if you couldn't make it this time, I'm sure we'll host something again soon -- as soon as my new bass pedal gets here.


At 6:15 AM, Blogger HEWY said...

The Delicious Disaster sounded nice!

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Leigh said...

Sounds like a fabulous party!


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