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Party Prep

Prep for Jonny's birthday party is well underway.  All the veggies that need chopping are chopped for the veggie tray, onions are nearly carmelized for the french onion dip (no, I don't make it using a little packet of powdered soup!), potatoes for the potato salad are cooling, freezer pickles are done and sitting on the counter (I usually like to make them a couple days ahead of time, but it was a last-minute decision, and they should still have plenty of time to be well flavored), LTO is sliced and ready to go for the condiment tray, and I'm about to season the meat for the burgers.

Still need to:

- make the burger patties
- cut the chicken breasts down for grilling
- make the potato salad
- make the french onion dip
- make some sort of dip for the veggies... garlic and herb, maybe?
- clean up and put the kitchen back together

I bought a ridiculous amount of Spiderman decorations and other fun stuff at the party supply store earlier today.  Since Jonny and Gracie are spending the night at my mom and dad's, we'll do the decorating in the morning. 

Tomorrow morning, need to:

- go pick up the balloons and ice
- ice down the beverages
- decorate
- fill the pool
- setup the slip 'n slide
- fill the water balloons
- put together the goodie bags (might do that tonight)
- assemble the veggie tray
- assemble the condiment tray

We'll start grilling around 1:00, when the party is scheduled to start.  No one ever shows up on time, so I'm not worried about having food ready as soon as people arrive.

Hmm... I'm sure these lists are missing a few things.  Maybe not.  Guess I'll find out!

Edit: Yep - I was forgetting something.  Ice!!  Need lots of ice!


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
I need to hire YOU as a party planner :)

Hope Jonny (and everyone) has a good day
Jul. 23rd, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
Sorry we missed it! Just made it home from Port Clinton a few hours ago and as you likely guessed by the sudden influx of email, I'm just now catching up on everything online. :)

French Onion dip made from carmelized onions sounds yum. What kind of onions? Yellow, sweet or red?
Jul. 23rd, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
French Onion dip made from carmelized onions sounds yum. What kind of onions? Yellow, sweet or red?

I use Vadalia onions if I can find them, but yellow onions work well, too. It's so easy to make... just carmelize the onions in a tablespoon or so of butter, let them cool a bit then stir them into sour cream. Season with salt, pepper, a little cayenne and a dash of Worcestershire ... yum!
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