Saturday, March 08, 2008

Party Time!

Yes, this was originally posted on Friday, March 8th, but I wanted to keep it at the top for the blog party! Newer posts are below, including other Blog Party posts.

Ultimate Blog Party 2008



What do you do when you're in the midst of moving and got boxes and disaster all over your house? Have a party, of course!

No, I'm not having a REAL party, but I'm participating in the cyber party. You know me, the party girl. Actually, I was usually the hostess of the get togethers. Honestly, you do NOT want to see me dancing on the tables.

The Ultimate Blogging Party is the blogosphere way to mix and mingle and make new friends. Making new bloggy friends is a good thing. The past four months have brought some cool people into my life.

Oh right, I need to introduce myself! I'm Suzanne and I live in Florida (don't hate me because I'm warm right now). I have a very busy life, with a husband and two boys (Gameboy and Chef Jr). We're in the midst of moving, I'm dealing with some health issues and I've got my plate full of things to do. Life is never boring. As I frequently tell others, I don't know what I'd do with a quiet existence.

I started blogging over two years ago at a friend's insistence. I'm in that small percentage of people who didn't stop writing soon after starting because that's the way I roll. For some crazy reason, I thought NaBloPoMO was a good idea to join. It was. Then I joined Holidailies and had even more fun. Then, what the heck, I'll do Blog365. I joined BlogHer. Along the way, I'm having lots of fun and meeting so many cool people. So to all you new readers, hello. Have some food. To the long timers, you can take them aside and warn them about the crazy family members! ;)

So, in the spirit of my party hosting days, I bring you some food. :)


NY Diner Style Home Fries:



Cajun Crab Cakes:


And the wine rack up top is filled with PRP Wine's finest. Well, it was. That's an old picture and I think the wine holder right now has different wines. Odds are good that there are no bottles of white in it at all.

To be honest, I'm hopeful that the move to Lakeland means we'll have company again. It doesn't make a hostess happy when the guests are few and far between. So having some guests to my internet house will have to do for now!

16 People talked back:

Elaine A. said...

Ooooh, those crab cakes look good! I'll be right over!

Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting and have fun at all the parties!!

the160acrewoods said...

i love a nice red wine! :) Since I"m a the bottom, thought I'd start down here too! Hope you're enjoying the party! and don't stress too much with moving! I've moved last july and still have stuff in boxes... of course I've got 4 little people trying to unpack everything for me!

Suzanne said...

Welcome, ladies! Elaine, I actually made those crabcakes with the my then 6 year old budding chef. Come on down, we're due to make some more. Bring some of that cake!

160 Acre, we still have boxes from moving IN to this place. It's been funny, moving boxes out of the garage and saying "That's where my deep dish pizza pan is! Oh, we found my shoes! There's the box we were going to send Joyce when she was pregnant with the D man!" It's hilarious. Not as hilarious as having helpers, though.

Twinkie said...

Fabulous idea! Aaaah, wine, the social lubricant.

What is the sauce on those fries?

Suzanne said...

Twinkie,

It's not a sauce. The fries start out with a 1/2 cup of butter or olive oil melted in the pan. Then I add a lot of garlic powder, onion powder and paprika, which really gives that color. After that, there's pepper, salt and about a 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder.

Not quite what the original recipe calls for, but they don't taste right to my family without that curry now!

The Underpaid Princess said...

Those crab cakes look delicious! If you keep posting pics like that, you may end up with a guest from the midwest at your new place!

suchsimplepleasures said...

i just read your s.s post...then i scrolled down. um...yummy looking crab cakes there!! serious mouth watering happening here!!

BrineS said...

Home Fries and Crab Cakes...looks good!

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Suzanne said...

Ladies, welcome! Have some crab cakes. We like them with a nice remoulade. Trust me, Chef Jr is excited at making them for company (it's his specialty-not bad for an 8 year old!)

Brines, I am on my way. Chocolate from Down Under? It'll go well with one of my favorite beverages from there, Golden Tango Cream. Yum.

Suz said...

I just wanted to stop in and say hello from one Suzanne to another.

Pajama Mommy said...

thanks for dropping by Pajama Mommy. and thank you for your comment. your party is great. :)

Green Mommy said...

I'm just party-hopping and I love your site! From one Suzanne to another, Good luck with the move, and if you want some eco-friendly avice for fabulous moms, come on over my way :)

Suzanne said...

Green Mommy, thanks for stopping by. I'll be happy to check things out-it's always good to find more eco friendly advice.

Just today, we were discussing where we could find a rain barrel for the new place.

paulangg said...

Hope I'm not too late for the party - I've brought a bottle of our home-made kiwi-melon wine to share!!

Grandy said...

Wow...leave it to me to realize there's a party on the last day. Got any leftovers?

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!