Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chinese Buffet

Saturday evening Shannon and I hosted our Sunday School class by staging a Chinese Buffet at our home. It was mostly an attempt to bribe them into letting us stay in the 'Young Married' class. We're not quite ready to graduate into the 'Old Married' class. We were expecting 23 people, but only 18 ended up coming.

The menu consisted of Kung Pao Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Sesame Chicken, Orange Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Garlic Green Beans, Egg Drop Soup, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoon, Egg Rolls, and Cheesecake Balls for dessert. All of the recipes except the Cheesecake Balls came from Blog Chef. He was the inspiration for the party, although I did substitute some of the recipes from his original buffet with others to get a variety of beef and chicken dishes. I multiplied each recipe by 3 or 4 times.

I was able to do a bunch of the prep work early in the week, so the actual cooking day wasn't too bad. Shannon was a great assistant chef. I underestimated the amount of time it would take to fry the chicken, crab rangoon (Naomi likes to call them crab baboons), and egg rolls. The guests had all arrived and I was hanging out in the icky garage finishing up, so we didn't eat exactly on time. Regardless, it all came together, and I don't think anyone went home hungry. We had tons of leftovers, and are very sick of Chinese food at our house by now!

After dinner we played some games and shared some good fellowship time. I wasn't able to get any pictures, but Pastor took some, so if I get him to send me some, I'll post them later.

"Feed me with the food allotted to me." Proverbs 30:8


Anonymous said...

Would have loved an invite to this one!! But I guess we are too OLD for this crowd of yours, huh? And does Shan ever take a serious picture? Rarely, I'm sure! Sounds like fun! No one up here does things like this - guess I better get my fellowship on, right?! MK

Melanie said...

It was a great time! Thanks soooo much for doing all of that. The foo was DELICIOUS! and the felloweship even better!:)