Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Chinese New Year

Written by Patti on February 16th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This past Saturday was a busy one.  We attended a Valentine’s Secret Supper (more on that tomorrow) in the evening, but in the afternoon attended a party for the Chinese New Year. Fun!

Invited by my buddy, Lisa, we were asked to bring a Chinese dish (store bought or homemade).  Since Atlanta had been in the midst of a snow storm, we decided on fried rice, since we had all the ingredients at hand (except for soy sauce – thanks, Crystal and Teague!)

Eric made a killer fried rice, and we were off. Or on (like Donkey Kong), depending on how you look at it.

Frying Up The Rice

Here’s what it looked like at the party.

My Husband Totally Killed With This Rice - Awesome!

I just noticed that we used the bowl with the fleur de lis on it, and seeing as how it is also Mardi Gras, we covered all the bases.

Some other delights awaited us at the party.

Chris and Liz, Our Hosts for The Afternoon

I took this before I gave them a chance to smile. Bad me. They are so nice and their house on Grant Park so adorable.

Mushrooms and Bok Choy...Mmmmm

I Really Love Crab Rangoon

How Much For One Rib?

Stuffed Buns - So Good!

Our Best Buddy, Teague

Great Kitchen, Happy Party Goers

Lisa made fortune cookies and wrote personalized fortunes for everyone – how cool is that?

Thanks, Liz & Chris for opening your home to us. We had a great time!

xoxo, Patti


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Did you say it was “On like Donkey Kong?…” Ha! Looks lovely!

  2. Wendy says:

    Yum!! Looks like a great event! Hope the Year of the Tiger is an excellent one for everyone!

  3. Lisa says:

    So glad you guys could come given your busy day!

  4. GadgetGeek says:

    So many reasons to say thanks…

    We so enjoyed LizR’s party, and were glad to participate (I think we brought the most people). All of the folks I rubbed up on during the afternoon were having a good time, we had a 5 yr old trying to expand her comfort zone, and really did like the Vspicy seafood soup brought by someone (you may speak up now and be appreciated)…

    Thanks again to Liz and her support group for hosting a wonderful Chinese New Year event.. Now let’s get on with the year of the Tiger…

    I am “all in” for a May 5th event, I make some killer Chile Verde that I want to bring out to a crowd..


  5. tammie reed says:

    Awh that looks good, fun stuff!