Thursday, January 03, 2013
For New Years Eve, I was invited to a neighbour's home and 4 other couples were there too. We all live within 6 or 7 houses of each other. Who does that???
Anyway it was a pot luck dinner: EXCELLENT tourtier (meat pie from a French Canadian recipe), a yummy Caesar salad, which I only needed a taste of to satisfy my curiosity, some cooked carrots and a broccoli cauliflower casserole. Everything was so well presented and cooked!
I contributed a Custard Slice pan of squares: graham cracker bottom, vanilla pudding layer, Dream Whip layer, and one more layer of graham crackers... add a bit of milk/icing sugar icing drizzle and a few sprinkles of grated chocolate. Voila! Custard Slices in a 9X 13 pan.
One other neighbour brought some dark Christmas cake and it was sliced very, very skinny.
What an awesome meal altogether!
The group played Battle of The Sexes, which I had never tried before. There are great questions in that game. I didn't know all the answers that the ladies were supposed to know. (Groan).
But I did get to help my team with the answers only the gentlemen were supposed to know.
When that game was finished, we opened another box that had Hits of the 50's and 60's.
Do you know how difficult it is to remember the first few words of songs from forty and fifty years ago? Everyone could manage the choruses, but that wasn't how the game was played.
The judge gave each team only one or two words to the start of a song.
The teams would hum and mumble... who knew the lyrics???
Almost every round, one member on the wrong team would help the opposition! Oh, the grimaces that their members would give! But it seemed to be impossible not to say the next word aloud or hum the tune that would help our other halves. (Yes, we played men against the ladies again for this challenge.)
Tough game! Who knew there were so many 'unknown' Beatle songs in the sixties?!? I thought I had heard every one of them.
I was wrong.
Anyway, we ended up laughing and singing the lyrics to songs we had tried ten minutes before. It broke up the entire gang! Message To Michael was sung to Yellow Submarine and Do You Know The Way to San Jose. What a bunch of comical neighbours!
We saw the Times Square ball drop (we watch a 3 hour delayed broadcast) and then thanked the hosts and hugged all the crazy folk that share our street.
I had a blast!