Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SUNDAY DINNER WITH THE REAL HOUSEWIVES!!

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAKE UP

ONE MORNING AND BLOGGER DECIDES TO 

CHANGE IT'S FORMAT WITH NO DIRECTIONS..

I GAVE UP FIXING IT LAST NIGHT ABOUT 2:00 A.M.


Three and a half years ago My life changed a Lot when I met the

Atlanta Blogging Ladies.....

FINDING OTHER WOMEN THAT HAD THE SAME INTERESTS AS ME WAS SOMETHING NEW.......
GETTING TO KNOW THEM OVER THE YEARS I CAME TO FIND OUT THAT
AMONG THE PEEPS WERE "OTHERS" AS CRAZY AS ME.....
"HOUSEWIVES" FANATICS.....
YES.....THOSE HOUSEWIVES......NEW YORK.....THE O.C.......ATLANTA......BEVERLY HILLS
AND OF COURSE....

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY........
WAY BACK IN NOVEMBER WHEN I HAD MY BLOG BRUNCH I SAID I WOULD HOST A DINNER
WHEN THOSE CRAZY NJ LADIES CAME BACK ON THE AIR....
WELL......SUNDAY NIGHT WAS THEIR SEASON OPENER AND IT WAS
MY TIME TO "STEP UP TO THE STOVE"
  1. I  CALLED UPON DAUGHTER TO SECURE ME SOME NEW JERSEY ROAD MAPS FROM THE LOCAL
    REST AREA ON THE JERSEY PIKE.......
    WITH INTENTIONS ON USING IT AS GIFT WRAP FOR THE PARTY FAVORS....
    BECAUSE EVERY PARTY NEEDS FAVORS.....
    WITH THE T.V. IN THE KITCHEN MOVED INTO PLACE FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING
    IT WAS TIME TO GET YOUR "JERSEY ON".........

OF COURSE BEING A JERSEY GIRL FROM WAY BACK I GOT OUT MY
SOUVENIR DRINKING GLASSES......
 I USED THEM IN A GROUP FOR MY FLOWER ARRANGEMENT ON THE TABLE.....
A NEW JERSEY 1950'S STATE SOUVENIR PLATE ALSO IN MY
REPERTOIRE OF TACKY MEMORABILIA.....
    I HAVE TO ADMIT THE TABLE LOOKED PRETTY DARN CUTE.....
    FOR THE LADIES THAT ACTUALLY HAVE LIVED IN JERSEY I MADE SURE
    THE TOWN IN WHICH THEY LIVED WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF
    THE MAP.....

IT WOULD NOT BE A HOUSEWIVES EVENT WITHOUT OUR OWN
PERSONAL BUTLER......
BEVERLY HILLS AND ORANGE COUNTY EAT YOUR HEART OUT.....
HE CAN BE RENTED OUT FOR YOUR PARTY FOR A SMALL FEE....
SEEN HERE WITH ANET......OUR REALTOR!!
JOYCE "FLOUR POWER" CAME DRESSED
WITH HER "JERSEY JOE" HAT ON
ROSE "THE SANTAMAKER".....
CAME DRESSED IN ANIMAL PRINT....
ROSE'S NEIGHBOR KELLY ALSO DRESSED IN LEOPARD.....
AND SHE GOT A LITTLE TOO
CHUMMY WITH THE HELP.....
OUR FAVORITE "JERSEY GIRL"......
MISS LUCY......
WE MET THE DAY WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE
THEN DISCOVERED THAT NOT ONLY WAS SHE A
JERSEY ITALIAN GIRL JUST LIKE ME
BUT IN JERSEY WE LIVED LESS THEN A MILE APART...

 I ALSO JUST REALIZED THAT THE BOSS LOOKS LIKE A
DUMMY BOARD
NOT AN IMITATION....IT WAS THE BOSS IN THE FLESH....
AND ENJOYING ALL THE LADIES...
AND NOW ON TO THE STAR OF THE EVENING....
THE FOOD!!!!
SOME SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE
GETTING READY TO GO INTO THE OVEN
PEPPERS TO GO ALONG
WITH THE SAUSAGE
SAUCE BUBBLING FOR THE
SPAGETTI AND MEATBALLS
AN ANTIPASTO.....
EVERY BODY'S FAVORITE....
MELTED BRIE IN PHYLO CUPS WITH PEACH JAM.....
HAD TO HAVE MY ROSEMARY LEMON BREAD......
YOU CAN'T DO ITALIAN WITHOUT MEATBALLS.....
NOW NORMALLY I FIND THAT WOMEN DON'T EAT MUCH WHEN OUT.....
NOT IN THIS CASE.....
I THINK EVERYONE WENT BACK FOR SECONDS....
I WAS VERY HAPPY!!
THIS MY MY FAVORITE......
I ROAST THE SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE FIRST.......THEN ADD THE ONIONS AND PEPPERS.....
NO SAUCE....I LIKE IT JUST THE WAY IT IS....
WAITING FOR THE SHOW TO COME ON.....
DISCUSSING THE SHOW AND WONDERING JUST HOW WACKY THE WOMEN OF JERSEY
WOULD BE THIS YEAR....
EVERYBODY WAS WAITING TO SEE WHAT THERESA WAS GOING TO DO.....
ANOTHER TABLE FLIP????
LUCY WAS TOO FUNNY.....EVERY TIME THE SHOW CAME BACK ON AFTER A COMMERCIAL....SHE WAS
IN CHARGE OF SHUSHING US ALL....
LET'S NOT FORGET DESSERT.....
WITH THE NIGHT COMING TO AN END......THE DISHES DONE AND THE
WINE DRANK.....
WE DECIDED TO DO IT ALL AGAIN WHEN THE
NEW YORK HOUSEWIVES COME BACK ON THE AIR.....

AND I BET YOUR ALL WONDERING WHAT WAS IN THOSE MAP WRAPPED GIFTS
ON THE TABLE......
EVERYBODY GOT TO TAKE HOME
SKINNY GIRL BATH PRODUCTS.....
BY THE ORIGINAL AND EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE OF NEW YORK CITY....
BETHENNY FRANKEL......

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO IN THE WORLD THE HOUSEWIVES ARE YOU SHOULD CHECK THEM
OUT ON "BRAVO"
NOT VERY INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGING.....
JUST PLAIN FUN.....

19 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sue what a great party!! You know I love the Housewives! hugs, Linda

Sue said...

You sure do throw good parties, Sue! I've never watched the show- I tend to stay with those crazy California girls, although I have seen a couple of episodes of the girls from Atlanta. Tell the Boss he makes a good "hired help" LOL
Now go get schooled in these crazy new changes Blogger made. It's the same stuff- just in a different place. :-)

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH Sue! What a fun party. Watching that is my secret guilty pleasure! lol The only one I don't care for is the Atlanta one.

Love the real life "cut out" of The Boss...he looks the same in every shot!;>) Whaddaparty! xo Diana

Helen said...

Wonderful post .. I love your blog parties.

I awakened to the same abrupt change and promptly changed back to the old format. There is a little 'wheel' in upper right section of new format. Just click on it and the drop down menu will let you revert back ... don't know how long it will last, but it's sure nice to have the old format - at least for a while!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you all had a wionderful time, Sue! The "butler" was very handsome ;)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Sue: I wish I'd have been at your party. New Jersey Housewives are my favorites, they are the only ones I watch. Looks like you all had a lot of fun and good eats too..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Cheri said...

That looked like a fun party and you chose your decorations, food and gifts well. Love it.

Chatty Crone said...

You sure know how to throw a great party! The friends, the food, you got hubby working, and everything.

I am with you - we had no choice in this blog thing and no voice to complain.

Love, sandie

Joyce said...

Yet another reason for me and Rose not to Blog again... Blog changes? Party was so much fun. Thanks again for the amazing food and gift and adorable tablescape! You are the hostess with the mostest Sandra:-)
Joyce

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Man! I want to be from Jersey and live near you! That looks like the most fun party ever!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Now that looks like a fun party!! You know Sue...that VNA sale is coming up this week! Still remember meeting you and your lovely ladies there.
Susan

Fairfield House said...

Sue,

I wish I was close enough to attend your Housewife Gala! The Housewives are my one vice. {Okay, so it's my 469th vice but who's counting?} The Boss, table setting, food and gifts all look Jerseylicious. I would have pulled a Snookie and crashed your party... literally by showing up drunk on a bicycle.

Stop by when you get a chance. I came face to face with the Jersey Devil!

Your Friend,
Deborah

santamaker said...

It was soooo much...food was fantastic...decor was too cute and hanging out with other crazies that watch the same dumb show that I do was great! thanks Sue!!

Babs said...

I have to say, Sue, you really know how to throw a party! Gifts wrapped in NJ maps.. and the food!! Oh my!
How much fun!
Babs

houndini said...

What a feast!!! Looked like you had a fab time...as always! Love the butlers attire ;-)

Hope you're well x

Lisa Pogue said...

I'm screaming, "THIS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN"!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen said...

Looks like a great time! I don't watch it, it would be treasonous for a NY er to be a fan! :) Do you watch Royal Pains, filmed right here in my town?
For some reason half of your text is cut off on the right.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend frolicking in your pool.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Darn it. I so wish I'd been a Jersey Girl... That looks fantastic! Whoa girl, you do know how to throw a shin-dig.

Loved seeing your little Miss B. She is such a stunner! So darn beautiful. I'm glad you get to spend time with her even though she's not living around the corner.

Miss you!

xo
Spencer

Barbara F. said...

Wow, Sue, I wish I was a guest here! Fabulous party, and I am a Housewives fanatic, with NJ being my fave show. Love Teresa. I actually met Caroline's daughter Lauren in her cosmetic boutique. I go to Franklin Lakes to scout out places that are seen on the show! xo