Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dinners 4, and 5 (and humble apologies for the lapse...)

Oh dear. I just looked at the date of my last post, and I'm a tad embarrassed by the passage of time. I could lie and pretend I was having the same kind of wacky experiences they have on soap operas (coma, abducted by aliens, kidnapped by an evil twin etc. etc.), but the truth of the matter is far more bland... Mister Man and I MOVED!!! Yuppers! We moved on up to the heart of Vancouver. While we are now in a 2 bedroom, we DID have to scale back because we have a little less storage space. So this made the process of packing a little more arduous. HOWEVER, there were moments of light and joy during the dark days of moving. I can say that most of the moments of joy involved the 50 dinners. Funny how food can brighten even the darkest day....

Dinner # 4 involved the running posse and one of our old haunts, The Water Street Cafe.

Jan was in fine form!

Tamara's gift included a poem by Ogden Nash, "A Lady Who Thinks She is Thirty".

Dinner #5 was an Indonesian feast, lovingly prepared by Anthony and Shelley. It was a double celebration, as Ms. Lori is ALSO a member of the Aries club. There was much laughter.

And food that would melt even the most stressed out moving heart. Here Vanna White er Shelley K. models a plate of Bitta Balls. These little morsels are bustin' full o' flavour.

And these were fab too.

What a spread! And these were only the appies.

The tone of the evening was set with tales that were told by Anthony, of his family's travels from Indonesia to the Netherlands.

And then, it was on to the main course.

Here's what my plate looked like - overflowing with goodness.

Everyone was having such fun.

.... Until Anthony brought on the dessert. DURIAN!!! (Yes the famed fruit which is banned from airplanes. If you go to La Casa Gelato, the durian gelato is covered up for fear of offending people with it's odorous odor. It kind of smells like damp gym socks.) Lori looks on in horror. Mister Man gnaws his nails.

Anthony presents the thorny fruit.

He begins the dissection.

I have to admit, it DOES kind of resemble an alien autopsy.

I mean, I've watched season one of Fringe..... and this COULD be something in Walter's lab!

We each get "a seed".

Shayne seems.... uncertain.

Mister Man is afeared.

Lori is downright revolted!!!

I actually enjoyed mine! It was kind of like a mango with the texture of soft cheese.

Anthony is the one who clearly loved his. He licked it clean!

The evening ended with this concoction. I was uncertain at first, but it was delicious over ice!!

Two fabulous evenings during some stressful days. I have to say that we LOVE our new home and I promise photos soon.

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine was once kicked off a bus because he was carrying a joke! Brave folks you are...
    And put me on the slate for a meal! Details TBD :)