Thursday, September 4, 2008

House Warming Party

On Labor Day, we had a house-warming party for a bunch of our church friends. It was fun! We had Hawaiian haystacks for dinner. Funnily enough, two real Hawaiians were in attendance and had no idea what they were about to eat. :) I'm pretty sure it's called "Hawaiian" because it has pineapple in it... Any who, for those of you who haven't had the privilege of having one, a Hawaiian Haystack is a mixture of ingredients assembled by the person who is to consume it (so that if it stinks, it's your fault, not the cooks!). Typically, it starts with a bed of rice and then some type of chicken and sauce mixture (I used cream of chicken soup and milk to make mine) and then toppings including, but not limited to, pineapple, mandarin oranges, chow mien noodles, almonds, green onions, and coconut. Several people expressed hesitation about what they were about to eat, one of them being a very picky southerner. She loved it. I know it sounds crazy that all those things would work together, but they do!! It's delicious and so easy (especially if the chicken is pre-cooked)!

One of the reasons for the party was to give us motivation to unpack those last few boxes and put up pictures. I have to say, the house looks pretty good, thanks to the decorating help from Blayke. She came all the way from Charlotte to help. :) The pictures instantly made it feel homey and more like our space.

Well, it's been a nice break, but I have to get back to my organic chemistry homework... *ugg*

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