Monday, May 11, 2009

Neighborhood Gatherings

We live in a special place where the neighbors get together for an annual progressive dinner. It is a fabulous event, and it is always themed. In the previous years we have had a Hawaiian Luau, Great Gatsby theme, and my favorite one was the Pirate theme. This year with the economy dipping and every one feeling the pinch, we decided on a Depression Era theme. It was a huge success, and much less extravagant than years previous.
The appetizers included such delicacies as spam stuffed potato skins, and spam stuffed mushrooms. The 40+ attendees ate almost all of the wonderful items. Usually the left overs are a hassle, but this year there were none. After taking a wonderful group photo we all moved on to our dinner houses. One neighbor made homemade bread for all the dinner spots, she must have made about 50 loaves! It was amazing. To compliment the bread we had soup and salad. It was an easy preparation for a great meal with friends.
Around 9:15pm we were all to reconvene at the house designated for desserts! The decorations at the dessert house were so fun, they had authentic 1929 newspapers all over the place, and out front was an outhouse with a sign that said 1 hour limit. It was amazing, they had the mock apple pie (made with ritz crackers instead of apples), a fantastic chocolate cake, pineapple upside down cake, and the hit of the evening was the MOON PIE! Not a pie of sorts, the kind of moon pie that is individually wrapped in plastic.

On Sunday morning we were walking the dog, and inside our mailbox was the entire box of moon pies! That really made our day. We will miss our neighborhood parties when we move away. Hopefully we will be able to return to one in the future.

1 comment:

Cherry Tart Design said...

Ooooh that sounds like so much fun! We had some great neighbors and used to get together for bar-b-ques but we never did a theme type of thing.