For weeks Micah has been asking me if we could have a party. When we first moved into the house we said we would entertain more. We said we’d have a few big parties every year and regularly invite people over for dinner and drinks. We haven’t really done that. I can count the number of dinner parties we’ve had on one hand and I think the only real party we’ve had was our house warming.
A few weeks ago I decided that was going to change. I invited a few friends to join us for brunch in a few weeks and I agreed to Micah’s party request. I told Micah there had to be a theme and it had to be in April. He googled National Food Holidays and found a whole site dedicated to random food days.
I really want to celebrate grilled cheese month but couldn’t come up with a way of keeping the sandwiches from going cold and soggy. We also thought about pretzel day (April 26th) but then decided on something complete obscure and strange – Day of the Mushroom, April 16th (also National Eggs Benedict Day). Yes, we are having a party to celebrate mushrooms. What can I say? We’re weird I guess.
We were just going to send out an email but because cooking is required, decided to go with an electronic invitation so we could get a guest count. We usually go with Evite but tried Pingg.com I’m kind of liking Pingg better. I like the cleaner, simpler designs and I like that it doesn’t show me when people have viewed the invitation but not responded. I think seeing that someone viewed the invitation (multiple times) but never responded makes me a little self conscious. On the other hand, I have no idea if the invite went into their spam folder. Oh well…
I told my friend Jer about it and it turns out he can hook us up with a plethora of mushrooms, even a few wild ones. He works in produce. So now I need recipes. Besides stuffing them, frying them and creaming them (for soup), what else can I do with them? Anyone have some good mushroom recipes?
Friends who know us (in person) check for our invite. We’d love to see you there.