Monday, April 30, 2012

Foods that I'm dreaming of

So, Saturday night was the school fundraiser.  Get dressed up, eat appetizers, drink wine, bid on items to raise money for our school.  It was located at a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church with a great view of the mountains and ocean.  Now, it's hard for an-almost-7-months pregnant woman to appreciate this fully.  I have a hard time standing for a long time, I can't drink wine, and the list of unsafe foods is pretty long.

Plus, there's the whole "looking pretty" when you are as big as a house.  Yes, I was the only pregnant woman there, and I pieced together a silver skirt with a stretchy waist and a pink top, with silver flip flops.  We were supposed to be "casual elegant".  I wasn't elegant.  But that's okay.  I did wear makeup for the first time in 2012.

In any event, the sparkling lemonade was good and the food was awesome.  I was worried, as was my paleo / SCD neighbor.  But we needn't have worried too much.  Now I am dreaming of those vegetable spring rolls.  I didn't try them to near-end of the evening because I thought they had sprouts.  Turns out, those were rice noodles.

The spring rolls had carrots, cucumber, red peppers, and rice noodles with a peanut dipping sauce.  There were chicken ones also - didn't try those.

The crudite platter was artfully arranged with a variety of sticks going vertically - multiple colors of peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery, zucchini, with a sun-dried tomato dip.  There was a grilled vegetable platter with olives, fresh mozzarella, and mushrooms, peppers, and asparagus.

The fruit platter was gorgeous.

Of course there was a lot of cheese and bread/crackers, crab cakes, chicken skewers, empanadas.  There were tortilla rollups (that I couldn't eat because of the deli meat/sprouts), mini-pizzas, and a bunch of other things I didn't try because I wasn't quite sure what they were.

Those spring rolls with the peanut sauce and roasted vegetable platter...those, I am dreaming of.

We spent about $280 and came home with a membership to the Natural History Museum, a knitted baby cap, a globe/lamp for my son's room, a 3-class trial yoga membership, and the quilt I made and donated.  I decided to out-bid my friend and show it in our quilt show this year.  And then probably give it away.  I already have a taker (my step-dad really liked the photo).


Kalli said...

my sister got married in that church! what a great night and fun that you put make up on :)

Biz said...

Hooray for putting on make up for the first time in 2012!

I think I've only put it on about a dozen times this year - too much work! :D