Saturday, July 18, 2009

In the Words of Cher

So like, right now for example, the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, "What about the strain on our resources?" Well it's like when I had this garden party for my father's birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. 'cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not R.S.V.P. I was like totally buggin'. I had to [get] to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much.
Cher Horowitz, Clueless

That quote comes from one of my favorite movies of all time, Clueless. If you have not seen this 90's cult classic, I highly recommend checking it out soon. It is funny, biting, and offers some great one liners that have stuck in our vernacular.
Anywhooooo-- the reason that I am quoting Cher here is because I am having a dinner party on Wednesday. Originally, it was going to be myself and the 4 girls in my carpool, a little mid summer get together. Sounded fun and easy. Well one of the girls in the carpool emailed everyone, set the date, and the place--my house, and invited a few more people. Now rather than a quiet dinner for 5, it is going to be the 5, plus spouses, and 3 more friends. So--I am getting things ready for dinner this week. At first, I was a little annoyed that this girl invited and planned a party at my house before asking, but then I remembered what Cher said and thought "the more the merrier." So this weekend and early next week I will be cleaning the house from top to bottom, and I will be searching for the perfect dish to serve. We will be dining al fresco, so I was thinking a cold pasta with shrimp or chicken mixed in. Because of the extreme heat, I want to serve something cold and refreshing to our guests because it will be so hot outside, even at 7 pm. So ladies, if you have any suggestions about food I would appreciate the comments.
Another thing that is happening this week is that my mom is coming to town on Thursday with one of her friends for a little girls weekend. It should be a lot of fun.
I will keep yall posted about how it goes, and probably post some pics as well.
Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

oh, I don't have a good recipe but I agree - pasta sounds like a good choice. I would search up the trusty internet - I love Ina from Food Network I bet she would have a good salad for you. Enjoy

Simplelivin' said...

That sounds so fun!!! Pasta salads and fruit are always good bets for summer food. Can't wait to see pics!!!