Friday, December 18, 2009

Move Over, Martha

Last weekend, I attended a delightful party, a Christmas tree ornament exchange disguised as a White Elephant party. The idea was that everyone brings a wrapped ornament and unwraps one from under the tree. Each successive unwrapper gets to "steal" a previously unwrapped ornament if she likes that one better. Hilarity ensues, needless to say. Bring a dish to share and you've got the makings of a really fun party.

One of the women who came to this party (it was a hen party - the hostess thought the guys would prefer to stay home and watch football) had made these amazing penguin appetizers. The feet and beaks are made of carefully sculpted carrot, the olives must be meticulously cut out to receive the beaks and the cream cheese-and-horseradish filling is piped in with a pastry bag, then carefully shaped. Everyone marveled at the patience and the tweeness. Move over, Martha. You have serious competition in Novato, California.



Blogger Greg said...

Almost to cut to eat.

Friday, December 18, 2009  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Yes, what Greg said. Can you actually bring yourself to eat it? This certainly has one-upped Martha big time.

Friday, December 18, 2009  
Blogger kudzu said...

Very comical and good-tasting, besides, I'll bet. (I emailed it to a niece, and the word verification was "nogyn": ha!)

Friday, December 18, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, you're right - so cute!

Nancy, yes, I could - and did!

Kudzu, the one who made them (there were at least 50 of these little characters) said they should also have had pimento "scarves." Can you imagine going to that much trouble for something that takes two seconds to eat?

Saturday, December 19, 2009  

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