On Friday, we got to relive the gluttonous ecstasy of our turkey dinner for two at our friend Jenny’s 26th birthday party, where she decided to host a Thanksgiving potluck. We brought cheese, salad, wine and soju to the apartment, which was filled from friends from the soccer team.
Here’s the fabulous birthday girl!
We gussied ourselves up for the party, but you won’t see my shoes in any of the pictures. The only downside to house parties in Korea is that they are footwear-free. I totally respect it, of course, since shoes are taboo in our home — it’s just funny to see girls in fancy dresses running around in their nylons and ankle socks. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw in A Woman’s Right to Shoes when she said, “Good thing I wore my party socks… If I’d known I was gonna be shoeless, I would have compensated with a big hat or something.” Classic line.
The party was sans turkey, but that was more than made up for with the delicious selection of meat, side dishes, desserts and alcohol available. I gotta say, it was so nice to have wine time, because we don’t usually buy it (bottles can be pricey here). It’s my poison of choice.
The food couldn’t come soon enough — Flynn looks ready to take a bite of Evan here :)
Here is my end plate, not including the pumpkin pie, roast beef and samosas I scarfed before they touched the plate (oops). I have mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallow, a roll (that I crammed full of brie, weee), the pear/blue cheese/walnut salad I made, olives, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole and some cheese/crackers (hidden under the salad). Needless to say, I went to work on the buffet.
We feasted like kings, drank and got silly with all of our pals until the wee hours of the morning. Here is Sasia doing the clap-hop dance while I sang a song about the 50 states…in alphabetical order. It’s a hidden talent.
Here’s Sasia again, photo bombed by Evan, and Rachel enjoying a mini pumpkin pie made by the hostess with the mostess!
Glen and Sven, an obvious rhyming combo (had to do it).
Beautiful ladies, Ashley and Fadila.
Greg and Evan getting hyphy.
Sasia and Priscilla beaming.
Rineet and Jeff toasting.
A fabulous affair to remember!