Friday, January 7, 2011

Another Blogger Get-Together!

Keeley, Latoya, Nadette, Chavonne, and Maddy
I had the pleasure of hosting an impromptu blogger get-together right after Christmas.  This wasn't a food-blog meeting, but it included six bloggers:  Nadette from Eat, Read, Rant, Latoya from The Quarter Life Chronicles (remember these two from Homecoming Weekend?), Rene from Atlas In Her Hand, Maddy from The Maddy Chronicles, and Chavonne at Like It's Golden.  My friend Nakia also was there (I'm trying to encourage her to start a blog) and of course E was holding it down as the only dude in the house.  (He also did a fabulous job with the cleanup and the dishes.  I love him.)

It was my first time meeting Maddy and Chavonne and I'm so happy they made the trek down the NJ Turnpike (two days after a major snowstorm, in horrible traffic) to join us in The First State for lunch, snacks, and drinks.  I tried to make a nice spread...

I made Restaurant-Style Salsa (still tweaking this recipe to my taste), White Bean and Rosemary Dip (I'll have to share that soon), Chicken Satay (still perfecting this one, too), Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, and Spiced Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.  Nadette made a very savory, cheesy, and enticing Carmelized Onion Tart.  Maybe she'll share the recipe on her blog.

The Carmelized Onion Tart

We (well, some of us) had some wine.  I like wine...

Nadette made cocktails and mocktails...

It was such a nice afternoon spending time with friends and making new friends... this is why I love blogging (and eating and cooking and sharing food, too)...

Rene and Nakia!

Latoya and Nadette

We ended our afternoon/evening by playing Michael Jackson:  The Experience on Wii.  My brother gave E and I both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of this game as a Christmas present.  It even came with the sparkly glove.  This game is beyond fun... I highly recommend it.  Just watch out, because it's a real workout!  To sum it up, the Wii version allows up to four players to perform all the moves from your favorite Michael Jackson videos.  Let's just say that all those years of watching Moonwalker on VHS during my childhood are finally paying off.

Remember The Time
I hope everyone who came to our home had as much fun as E and I!  Did anybody else get Michael Jackson: The Experience for Christmas?  Should I be embarrassed to be 30 years old and getting video games as Christmas presents?

Maddy wrote about our get-together on her blog.  Go here to read more!
Nadette also wrote about it here.


  1. I had soo much fun! I'm stealing pictures, and posting about this soon!

  2. Blogger get-togethers are so much fun!

    Looks like there was a GREAT spread and tons of fun :-)

  3. I love these!! And we were glad to make the trip, we had so much fun! You got some great shots of the action! I'll have to steal some when I do my post next week :) Still behind on my posts from the holidays!

  4. I had so much fun! We have to get together again. Can you send me more pics? I need to laugh at myself dancing with my preggo belly :-)

  5. OMG! I think you and E set us. Remember the time. Seriously. The level said difficult or difficult. We were a mess but it was so much fun. You guys were great hosts and I wish you both lived closer cause we would love to hang out with another married couple.

  6. Consider me Jealous- 1. that I had to miss this get-together, and 2- that all of you had off during the week!! My job just doesn't allow for time off at the end of the year :(

    So when are you and E hosting an MJ party so we can all play???

  7. how fabulous! you ladies look like you had an amazing time

  8. How fun! You are all such beautiful ladies.


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