Monday, June 14, 2010

6/14/10 - After the party: Crudite Plate into Chicken Stir-Fry

There are some parties where all you have the next morning is a splitting head-ache but others leave you with something a bit more enjoyable...leftovers! I usually don't enjoy having to eat the same meal over and over but in certain circumstances there is nothing out there that I am more thankful for. My latest party, a "Big Frickkin' Quarter Century hoe.down" for my friend Mary, was so much fun to plan and even more fun to attend. All of our friends decided to dress up in their best country bumpkin outfit and many came in full character. The next morning, after some advil and a few glasses of water, I went to assess the damage... not too bad!

While most of the food was down to the last scraps there was one thing that was pretty much untouched....the veggie plate! Apparently some of the other dishes were more interesting than my crudites plate. This was an easy recycling job. Since the veggies were already washed and cut, I was already halfway to a stir-fry. A bit of marinaded chicken cut into cubes and some brown rice finished this meal off. The Daily Special on FoodBuzz is another important ingredient in a good stir-fry...fresh oil. Use a cooking oil can like this to pour out a small amount of oil to keep convenient while you store the larger container out of direct light and heat will make sure you never have to deal with stinky bad oil again .

Check out the full menu from the party

Check out the menu from the hoe.down:
Ruffle Potato chips & onion dip
Crudite Plate
Sausage Dip
Ritz Crackers & EZ Cheese
Utz Snack Mix

Pulled Pork sliders w 2 types of slaw  & pickles
Mac & Cheese
Hot Dogs & Beans
Veggie Beans
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Tater Tots

Lucky Charms treats
White Trash Chex Mix
Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes and MoonCakes