Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bunco Night - Salmon Puffs, Mojitos...and Custom Wine

Once a month a group of lovely ladies in my neighborhood get together for Bunco Night. It's a great excuse to catch up, have a few drinks, and share some great food and fun! Last night was my turn to co-host and I tried a recipe from the Pilsbury Bake-Off contest that came out AMAZING - Salmon Pufs with Dill Pesto. You can see the recipe here.
Look at all this gorgeous food! I also made my Green Tea Mojitos - which tasted great but apparently weren't strong enough! Next time - more rum! I'll also get Danette's recipe for her awesome Arugala Salad with warm Squash and Cranberries (out of this world!) and her pasta with artichokes, mushrooms and parmesian cheese...I had two huge servings!

Of course when all the dice have been rolled and all the shouts of "BUNCO" have died down, it comes time to award prizes to the winners (and losers!) Danette and I aren't normal people, so why would we give normal prizes? We made custom Wine bottle labels with our pictures on them. The first one is Danette and I making kissie faces... with a Judy Garland quote "Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul". The second was Danette and I staring into each other's eyes and the wine label read "For that moment when you fell like you've never felt before...BLUSH" and the last picture was a swirled picture of Danette and I with red-rimmed glasses on. The label said "Rose Colored Glasses. The more you drink, the better we look".

Here are to of the very lucky winners opening their prizes! I didn't get pictures of it because I was laughing too hard, but there were also MATCHING NECKLACES for each bottle! When I saw Freda put on her necklace of Danette and I staring into each other's eyes...well, that was it. Game over. I was rolling on the floor!
Bunco babes...that is my favorite night of the month! Thank you for the laughter, the food and the friendship! I love you all!

8 comments:

glentwistle said...

Sounds like my kind of party. Good friends are to treasure.

flax and spindle said...

looks like you had a great time!!

Shell Mitchell said...

Looks like a blast! The wine is hilarious:)

Audrey said...

Looks like you had fun!! It's always nice to get together with friends and food.

deborah said...

been to one of those bunco parties - a willingness to be wild & crazy seems to be a requirement to join. the night i was there was much fun but i have heard of them getting really wild!
i should start one in my town...

Cherie said...

The party was AWESOME as usual and the food was phenomenal! Thanks Kristina!

thecraftbegins said...

Wow, green tea mojitos huh? That sounds crazy delicious!

krystyna81 said...

thank you all for your kind comments! It's definitly a fun group and a great time is usually had by all! Although I think our best bunco night had us all dancing in a train around Cinda's basement...that will be a story for another time!