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getting ready for my favorite december ritual

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We are lucky enough to be the host for the great annual "Thump, thump, giggle, giggle" reunion, when a handful of young women gather to kill each other on our network. And Eat. Over and over and over. For days on end. Seriously. (both the killing and the eating)

This year's bash is six people for four days, which adds up to lots of virtual death and lots of food. Coming on the heels of the book, my schedule was tight...and then the storm of madness hit and the power went out and...well, so much for schedules.

Since we got power back two days ago, I have made:

  • 2 dozen Bagels
  • 4 Baguettes
  • 18 Rosemary olive oil pull-apart rolls
  • 2 dozen pita
  • 3 loaves oatmeal cinnamon twist bread
  • 2 dozen cinnamon rolls
  • double batch of brownies
  • double batch of cookies

I'm guessing that I'm going to be too busy to post much in the way here as it's happening, but I put up a flickr set just for this, in case anyone is crazy enough to want to follow along.  It does at least give you a little hint of the mess that is my kitchen.

Menu for the bash after the jump.

There are a few gaps here and there that will be filled in when I hit the stores tomorrow, but this is the rough plan. Luckily for me, someoneElse usually takes on breakfast for this crowd so I only start being responsible around lunch. It's probably also a good thing that the kids are heavy on tradition and want tried and true food so I don't have to stretch and come up with four days worth of brand new ideas!

day one
Lunch
Pita w/turkey salad sandwiches (turkey breast, almonds, craisins)
Chips and pickles and stuff

Dinner
Individual, build your own pizzas
Spinach salad w/oranges, red onions, pomegranate vinaigrette
brownies

day two
Breakfast
Cinnamon rolls
Bacon
Eggs
Potatoes

Lunch
Shrimp and pepper sauce
Baguettes

Dinner (a birthday)
Rosemary chicken
Pasta w/ginger citrus cream sauce… grin
Local green/yellow beans
Salad w/feta cheese
bread
Bananas Foster

day three
Breakfast
Blueberry dutch babies
Ham

Lunch
Bagels and lox

Dinner (another birthday)
Steak
Garlic mashed potatoes
Something resembling a vegetable
Salad w/goat cheese
Rosemary pull apart rolls
Tiramisu

day four
Breakfast
Sausage
Eggs
potatoes

Lunch
Leftovers!

general munchies
Vegetables and Spinach dip
Crackers and cheese
Cookies
Pickles, olives, etc
Fruit

...party starts in 36 hours...updates as I have time...

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