Sunday, January 20, 2013

Good Food and Friends

May your house be too small to hold all your friends. ~ Irish Blessing

It was a party at my house last night! One of our good friends suggested we serve Hawaiin Chicken Haystacks. What you say? Yeah, I'd never heard of them either. Seems it's a dish she discovered while living in Utah for a short time. I'm guessing it's a "Utah thang" because if I had ever known about haystacks, I would be having them at least once a month. 
I did some research on the net and found several ideas and combined them to make a fantastic crowd pleaser. All I can say is that the combination of flavors just makes you wanna dance. There were 13 of us and I would definitely make this again for a crowd.

Later on, we headed over to Cavanaugh's for karaoke. There was a fun-loving, younger crowd there with quite a few awesome singers. I'm always surprised when I hear really great voices in the most unlikely places. When we got home at midnight, I made another party on a plate before I went to bed. Oh so good! Guess what I'm having for breakfast today?

If you're bored and want winter to pass more quickly, I highly suggest having a party at your place. Food seems to always entice people to get out and visit. It helps to have the best friends ever. We are so rich in them that when they leave, I can hardly quit smiling and I start thinking about the next party. February is always a good month for a chili feed. One of our friends gave us a 3-pot crock pot last year and it's time to break it out. 

My house is definitely too small to hold all our friends. I feel a twitch of sadness that I can't invite them all over at once. If I was rich and famous, I would have the biggest house ever and there would be no one left off my invite list.
Peace out everyone. Enjoy the day!
love, susan
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  1. I LOVE Hawaiian Haystacks! The first time I heard about them (while living in Oak Harbor, WA) I thought they sounded bizarre...but turned out they were sooo delicious. I like how you describe them as a party on a plate. Well put. Now I'm hungry for some too.

    Your post made me realize it's been a long long time since we've entertained friends in our home. That's a cryin' shame!

    1. I can't take credit for describing these ... it was my "peace" friend who said they tasted like a party on a plate!

      Well, I hope you pencil a dinner party on your calendar soon!

      P.S. I guess it must not be strictly a Utah thing ... who knew? I know we definitely didn't have these in Alaska ... or I wasn't hanging with the right people.

  2. Susan, hate to break it to you but I got that recipe from my sister years ago. And she lives up here too!

    1. Yeah, you got to eat all the good stuff apparently. Who knew??? Haha!


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