Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patty's Party

My co-worker, Josh, had a St. Patrick's Day party at his (and his wife's) house in Chico that we were invited to yesterday. It was a potluck dinner where they were providing the corned beef and traditional sides and the rest of us freeloaders were supposed to bring a side dish, or dessert, to share. I made some mini spinach, artichoke and bacon tarts. Thankfully there were a few other co-workers there that I knew, but most of the peeps seemed to either be Josh's college friends or friends of the wife. Ironically, the table we ended up sitting at was where Josh's parents and their friends came and sat so we ended up hanging out the whole evening with our kind of people - old. It was really fun, we talked about cars, vacations, and beer. And the food wasn't too bad either! The corned beef was an excellent cut from Chico Locker and Sausage and instead of roasted potatoes, Lenette (the Mrs.) made mashed red potatoes which were delicious. And of course there was cabbage and steamed carrots. If you were one of the lucky ones who could enjoy bread, there was a variety of choices from Great Harvest, plus a whole side table full of tasty looking desserts.

And the best part? It wasn't my house to clean up afterwards! Good fun and I hope Josh does it again next year so we can hang out with his folks again!

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