Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's Like They Planned the Menu for Me

When I met Joe he worked at an amazing company that threw amazing Christmas parties. I got to go to places I'd never been. Places you have to pay dues to for the priviledge of later buying dinner. Well, this company was bought and the annual entertainment budget was reduced from $25,000. (I'm not even kidding. This is mind-boggling to a girl who's only worked in human services.) Last year was the final straw. We were insulted when we received the invitation to the holiday party at the zoo. We protested by wearing jeans and laughed at the morons in their semi-formal wear.

Joe changed jobs in January. It's a small company, and we really didn't expect to have a party. Believe it or not, no party is better than a party at the zoo. Today we received an unexpected invitation to one of the old members-only clubs. The invitation has a menu card which I've been carrying around so I can look at it now and then. My mouth waters every time.
  • Bacon wrapped shrimp with sweet chili sauce
  • Duck spring rolls with plum sauce
  • Stuffed mushroom caps
  • She Crab soup
  • Salad of mixed greens, glazed pecans, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese & champagne vinaigrette
  • Chargrilled filet mignon
  • Crab cake with lobster cream sauce
  • Chocolate layer cake
We've been instructed not to wear denim. I think that's a fair trade.



Blogger Diary of a motherless daughter said...

working for 8 specialists we regularly get invited to creme de la creme places to eat. Last night it was filet mignon and creme brule and Sat its a trip to Chicago. So when you are in your senior years and you cant afford your meds, you can think back to how I ate my way through your coverage courtesy of the drug companies. Its honestly ridiculous!

8:45 PM  
Blogger jake and max said...

anyone at his office need a blind date? Yum!!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

that is an amazing menu!!!

10:54 PM  
Blogger mk99 said...

God I am hungry.

11:23 PM  
Blogger MysteryGirl said...

Sounds great! I'm having stuffed mushroom caps as well as other yummy sounding appetizers at the hullabaloo. I believe there will even be a cheese platter containing your favorite cheese!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Allygator said...

Diary of a Motherless husband is a drug rep so I know all about those nice perks! It used to be even better back in the day!

Cory, Can you stuff some of that food in your purse and mail it to me?!?


12:45 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

LOL! What a great trade - one I'd willingly make! Don't copy a family member that I will leave unnamed, who has actually been known to stuff his pockets full with his favorites from these dinners, and then protest he hasn't done any such thing while grease, juices, and other liquids seep from his pockets. (Lovely image, that...).

4:35 AM  

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