The couple I wanted to throw the e-party brunch for just got me their dates today (Sep 4). The groom is supposedly only free Sep 22 or Sep 29. I'm busy Sep 29, and Sep 22 is just 18 days away.
Am I wrong for being cranky about being given just 18 days' notice? Sure, I could finalize the menu I've been brainstorming, but I cannot do printed invites today to give guests enough notice. I could do evites, but e-parties are special and deserve paper. (Or are evites the punishment for not giving your hostess more notice?)
I'm about to write back to the bride and tell her I'll throw her a girls only party when she's free and not worry about the only two weekends the groom supposedly has free this fall. (I say supposedly because he's a "I'm so busy" drama llama, where if he'd shut up and do the work instead of complaining about it, he'd have all the spare time in the world.) /vent
DH's family was here for the weekend. I tried to think how to do a review, but I'll just give you the great recipes and the bad recipes.
Great recipes - ask me if you want me to type these out
Marinade for beef kebabs
Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies
Jefferson Davis pie (The first one listed - it tastes like Christmas and makes the house smell divine. Absolutely one of the best pies I've ever had. Everyone has declared this to be the pie I have to bring to family gatherings from now on. PS - no, southerners do not spend their time talking about the Civil War lol - no one this weekend had ever heard of this pie.)
Bad recipes - avoid these!
The mashed potato souffle out of the back of last month's Country Living - a shocking waste of ingredientsWolfgang Puck's carrot loaf - hours of work and just tastes like regular cooked carrots