My friend Michelle and I hosted a Wine & Cheese Extravaganza on Friday night. We went to Trader Joe's after class and bought 8 bottles of wine, 8 types of cheese, plus crackers and all the ingredients for caprese, pumpkin dip, and Michelle's delicious bruschetta.
We were expecting thirty people or so and we were worried--as hostesses are prone to worry--that we wouldn't have enough food and drink.
(You know, somehow, men never have this same concern, considering a 12 pack of beer and a bag of chips sufficient to get the party started. You can always order a pizza, right?)
Of course, we had little to worry about because every single guest brought wine or cheese or wine and cheese or wine and another bottle of wine. Before long there was at least a bottle of wine and a chunk of cheese for every person in attendance.
There are currently five unopened packages of brie in my fridge. But, the wine? It is all gone.
One of the top students in the class puked in the gutter, there are several red wine stains on my hall carpet (spilled by yours truly), and I'm pretty sure the neighbors hate us, but there is a price to pay for being hostesses with the mostesses and we bore the burden. And looked cute doing it.
The photos are here. Cheers!