Whew! What a week it’s been over here at the WORC household! All the work, cooking and cleaning we spent over the last week paid off to the grand finale on Saturday and we had a BLAST! It’s moments like these when good friends come together for friendship and food that make the days of planning worth the effort. Saturday was one of the bi-annual testing days for the two dojo’s and afterwards everyone headed over to our house for the party. It was also Sensei’s 50th Birthday so the occasion was extra special .
With over 70 guests, it was definitely a party to be reckoned with. Cooking for this many people was a record for us. It was just the two of us chopping, slicing, shredding, mixing, frying and baking. So as you can tell, we’re a little tired, but happy that it all turned out so well. We graciously kicked everyone out of the house by 5 pm so that we could go to work. Yes, we had to work on Saturday after the party!
We’re keeping this post simple and leaving you with some of the food photographs of the party. Sorry, we’re too pooped to list any recipes right now. Just feast on the pictures Enjoy! If you made a dish similar to what we have, link away your recipe!!
Todd at the BBQ
Garlic Chicken for the Fried Rice, mmmm….
Vietnamese Pork Meat Balls ( Nem Nuong)
Pulled pork for the sliders
The Feasting Table:
Pulled Pork Sliders
Chicken Pineapple fried rice
Pineapple fried rice w/out chicken for the veg heads
Curry Tofu & Soybean Wontons w/garlic soy dip
Cheap arrangements: $9 flowers w/branches off our peach tree.
Vegetable Rice Paper Springrolls w/Sesame Hoisin dip
Lemongrass curry noodle salad
The rest of the salads: Cumin corn potato salad, Red rice salad with asparagus, Parmesan pasta salad, Cool and creamy cucumber salad, curry noodle ,strawberries and pineapple with fresh thyme.
The Dessert Station:
Blackberry custard tart
Whiskey mandarin custard tart
Worlds best chocolate chunk cookies
Mini carrot mandarin cupcakes-we even used our garden carrot greens as the garnish….awww…how cute!
Chocolate coconut cake- we needed a topping for the cake and we had a kiwi so we used it as the topping. There was no kiwi in the cake.
Diane taking pictures : Sweet onion dip & Cheesy bean dip were the extra munchies. No close ups of these dips. Sorry.
So that’s it! Our feast for 70 guests. We just couldn’t get a web cam together in time for all of you to join us. BUT….we will be adding it in the very near future.
We’re thinking about having a monthly webcam day called “Sunday Breakfast with WORC”. It would be on the first Sunday of every month beginning at 8 am Western standard time.
What do you think? Would you like to join us for a monthly Sunday breakfast, as well as joining us via a live web cam along our “exploring” days too?
UPDATE: Read the follow up post and watch the party video HERE