Wednesday, December 30, 2009
New Year's Eve's Eve White Elephant Party
We're off tonight to a pre-funk New Year's Eve party and it is a white elephant party to boot!
Everybody has to bring a gift and a potluck dish and as this is me and my husband we're talking about, it was up to me to find two items suitably awful for a white elephant and wrap them. I wanted to go a little unconventional. I mean, really, who do you know that wraps gifts in kitty litter boxes? (On a bizarre side note, we save all the buckets the cat litter comes in and use them to haul things in the garden. We have started a trend--one of our neighbors is doing it now too.) Other note, that is a photocopy of my octopus drawing on the packaging--I am keeping the original!
Also, I was specifically told to only bring one dish, but I can't help myself. I think there must be a clinical name for someone who has to feed people.
So I made Thai Peanut Sauce Noodle Salad:
And Moo Munch:
Some people call it Puppy Chow or Reindeer Crunch if served at the holidays. I just started calling it Moo Munch, no idea why.
We also have a bottle of Pink (rose) Prosecco to take that we had been saving to take over to my dad's at Christmas and then completely forgot about until a day or two ago. Can't wait to try it!
7 cups Crispex cereal
1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz. (half box) powdered sugar
Put cereal in largest bowl you have.
Melt chocolate in double boiler. Once melted, mix in peanut butter and vanilla and remove from heat. Pour on top of Crispex and mix well until all the cereal is coated.
Sift sugar in batches over mixture and toss carefully until all the pieces are coated.