Thursday, August 8, 2013

Now that's what I call a Party!!!

And yet, Party doesn't even begin to describe this. It seems like an inadequate word for what we did on Saturday - extravaganza maybe? Still not quite BIG enough. Let me give you a few of the deets... Started at 2pm with raw oysters - oh and beer - lots of beer. Next up was some sort of baked oysters - herby and cheesy and clams casino - And if that isn't enough HUGE bubbling pots of creamy clam chowda!

Clams Casino

A lobster attacks!

Waiting for the pots... RIP in my belly!

 Then the main event - Lobster - boiled to perfection along with some butter for dipping and corn and taters - bibs included!
Kevin and Sarah - our amazing hosts

Cakes and cupcakes galore!

 Finally the cakes - I made a bunch of Harvey Wallbanger's - which seemed like a well named cake for this party and some adorable cupcakes from Moustache.

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

1 package yellow cake mix (yes, I know - don't even say anything.)
1 small package instant vanilla pudding (ditto)
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
4 eggs
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Galliano (must have - that's what makes it a wallbanger)

Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a measuring cup mix together all the wet and then add to the dry and mix a bit, but it doesn't have to be totally smooth. Bake in a 350 degree oven in a greased and floured bundt pan for about 45 min. Meanwhile mix together in a little bowl 1 tablespoon each of OJ, vodka, and Galliano and then whisk in 1 cup of powdered sugar. When the cake is done leave it in the pan and poke a long skewer into it, making holes all over then pour in the glaze. Let cool and then turn out onto a plate. Watch it disappear.

PS. my house never smelled better the day this multitude of cakes were baking.

Happy Birthday to Kevin - and many more!!!

I CANNOT believe I almost forgot the 3 little roasted pigs!!! Thanks Tim!

Oh yeah - a few other details - most of the 180 people were dressed in their East Coast Preppy/Yacht club best.  And it was surrounded by vineyards at the Roshambo Farm. I could go on and on... Thanks Kevin and Sarah for organizing such an amazing event/party/extravaganza! 

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