My latest idea was that of enjoying all of the foods that are a part of this great nation that originally were not a part of this great nation. I am talking about international foods. Invitations were sent. Preparations were made. And the pot-luck-ing ensued.
On the menu?
- My very own Hungarian favorite: Rokott Krumpli (which means Stacked Potatoes) made from Potatoes, spicy sausage, hard boiled eggs, cheese, and a whole lotta sour cream and honey. It takes a good 2 1/2 hours of preparation but is extremely worth it. God bless all of the women who fed it to me in my European homeland.
- Teriyaki Spam and Rice (Marshall Island style)
- Artichoke Dip (from which country it came, I do not know but I'm glad it came to my party)
- Chips and Salsa (a party staple and for extremely good reason)
- Taiwanese chow mein (I adore noodles. Seriously adore them.)
- German Summer sausage and cheese platter (Dan enjoyed it so much that our dear friends who brought it offered to let him keep it. He readily accepted).
- New Orleans Red beans and Rice (as sassy and spicy as my sister in law who made them.)
- Swedish Fish (sent by my mother who was a good sport about not being invited. bless her).
- Rice Pudding (I really love that stuff.)
- Pastel de Tres Leches (Okay, how can you not love this cake that can hardly even hold itself together because its so full of deliciousness!?)
- Triffle (whoever the Brit was that invented that stuff... well they ought to be sainted).
- Bannana Foster (How can you take the banana split up a notch... oh I don't know... add an ooey gooey rum sauce?)