Monday, December 22, 2008

The Annual Office Christmas Party!

Our theatre company usually has a really fun Christmas party. It's not stodgy or pretentiously politically correct. We just get together and throw down. We each bring a dish to share. Some people have their signature dishes-Gordon always brings his sausage balls. If we're really lucky, he'll have enough time to make his gorganzola cheese grits. Other Andy usually makes some kind of outrageous pie. Phil brings barbecue and Bruce brings shrimp.

I don't have a signature dish yet! I think I have brought something different every year, and this year will be no exception. Last year I brought Stuffin Muffins, which were remarkably unremarkable. This time I am making Smoked Chili Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, many thanks to Bobby Flay (who incidentally is HOT). Andy Cleveland made them for Thanksgiving and I thought they were really good! Plus, they contain 3 ingredients, so they're dead easy! I added a little more pureed chipotle chili than Bobby said to add. Well, I guess I should tell the truth--I doubled it. This dish is going to have a definite kick!

The picture above is from the Food Network's website. I am going to attempt a pic of my own tomorrow morning when I finish cooking the dish.

Update: Here it is! My piccy is much prettier, if I do say so myself. Can't wait to have a taste!


Alex said...

That looks yummy!
I was tempted to jump in the truck with andy noonish today.

I disagree re Bobby Flay.

Janine Serresseque said...

Bobby's not your cup of tea? I don't usually go for the Irish-looking men, but there's something about him that I like.

I wish you'd have come for your lunch! You G.'s are still part of our family! It was a very pleasant party, but attendance was small this year.

The sweet potatoes were killer.

Alex said...

I am making them now!

it was just not my destiny to see you on our way to Paul and Kelly's (from another party ) Felix screamed "Mom, stop the car I need to throw up." Too much random high swinging.

Janine Serresseque said...

Oh jeez.
I hope he got it out of his system!
The party was fun as always, and I am so sorry we missed you!
Let me know how the taties turn out. I love em'.

Anj said...

Alex, I get that all the time. I would have stopped if I'd known.

Alex said...

oh he loved it, the swinging.
But her really loves these potatoes.
My boy with the gourmet tastes. If only little would eat something other than mac n cheese, grilled cheese, and quesadillas (cheese).
Fantastic potatoes, most fantastic.
Thanks, blondie.