Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My First Pupu Party

On Sunday evening we went over to Jared and Matisse Madden's home for a "pupu party." If I remember correctly what Matisse said, "pupu" is the Hawaiian term for heavy hors d'oeuvres. We had dinner that way, buffet style, and it was delicious. It's a very good idea for entertaining that I will probably use in the future. We had fun with our friends who were there, and I also really liked the Madden's new place. It's in a big renovated factory from around the Civil War era; you walk down the halls and there's exposed brick from the original factory intermingled with the newly remodeled walls. How ideal for a history-lover like myself! Their condo itself is breathtaking--super-high ceilings and a really cool industrial look.

I tried a new recipe and made this seven-layer bean dip that turned out to be quite good. Go me! I was tempted to buy a frozen appetizer at the store that I could then just pop in the oven, but I remembered my New Year's Resolution to become better about making food. Even though it took more time, it was much more rewarding and I'm glad that I did it!

Here are Amanda, me, Matisse and Guy, Corina, and Jessie. They're all so good-looking! I, however, have been going through an ugly stage lately. This happens every so often where I just don't look very pretty for awhile. I blame it on the winter.

I've always had muscular well-shaped calves but they don't look good here! Anyway, I'll stop being shallow. These are great people and it was fun to get together with them. Things like this help me with another of my Resolutions: to be more social and enjoy life outside of my routine-oriented life more often!

P.S. I stole these pictures from Matisse's blog. Thank you for everything, Tisse!