It's a busy day in Vutopia. At 8PM,
thousands hundreds dozens a couple of people will descend upon Casa de VUBOQ for a New Year's Eve Party to end all New Year's Eve Parties. There will be champagne! There will be food! There will be GAMES! There will be PRIZES! AND, there will be Fabulous Parting Gifts (if VUBOQ can pull himself up off the sofa and go to the store)!
Before that happens, though, I have to ...
(b) clean some more,
(c) do some cleaning,
(d) think about cleaning some other things, and
(e) do Mountains of Laundry.
Oh, and did I mention that I need to clean?
So, yesterday, I went to the Whole Foods (Gift Cards Rock!) to buy some party foods! Cheese! Olives! MOTHERFORKING (gotta keep it clean for the kiddies) SALSA!
Then, I made dinner. See:
Please note the New Dining Nook Table!
And, um, Hello, Chef's Little Helper!
I had intended to make a recipe I printed out awhile back off of Epicurious, Sweet Potato Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing.
However, I forgot to make a list of ingredients ... and shopping by memory? not a good idea. At least I remembered to buy a sweet potato and some limes. Unfortunately, the limes were so dry they made getting blood from a stone seem easy. I had to borrow a lemon from SCGB.
So, I improvised. (Sweet potatoes + black beans + red quinoa ) x (lime juice + lemon juice + olive oil + salt/pepper/chili powder/cumin + 2 dried chilies)/ fresh baby spinach = Not Half Bad. And Practically Good. Srsly.
Oh, and, like, since today is the Final Day of 2008, I was going to do some sort of New Year's Resolution Post. However, the only things I could think of were to be
Less Old, and
And, let's face it, LVLULBLOLQ doesn't have quite the same ring to it ...
and, really, all that would equal is Less Interesting Blogging.
And, OMG, if this blog were any Less Interesting, I think the Blog Police might show up and revoke my Blogging License.
I hear hangovers can be inspiring, so maybe I'll have some better resolutions tomorrow. At least, I'll have some better party pictures tomorrow.