Nothing says “fun” like an impromptu supper party a few days before Christmas, and nothing says successful supper party like a table surrounded by smiling guests and empty plates!
Tonight’s party was totally last minute, so there was no planning involved. The people were there, they were hungry, it was suppertime, so it happened. It was awesome jolly fun, too!
I opened the refrigerator and checked out the leftovers; there were several containers of vegetables in there, so I dumped them into the wok, with a few drops of olive oil. Then I found two large onions and cut them up. In the freezer, I lucked into two bags of frozen stir-fry and those went into the wok, too. Just to be festive, I added some pecans, some cherries, and a chopped Granny Smith Apple that my husband overlooked.
As the stir-fry was stirred and fried, I put a bowl of brown rice in the microwave, and put a pan of cornbread in the oven. It was coming together nicely.
The best part of all was when everyone started fighting over the Texas Rib Candy at the table; here you can see that Nathen won first dibs on it! Of course, as my daughter said, who would want anything else when Rib Candy is on the table? Besides, there were cherries and apples in the stir-fry, and we had Cherry Apple Rib Candy! It was a match made in heaven.
I served the stir-fry unseasoned, and let my guests add sauces and spices at the table. I wasn’t at all surprised when everyone wanted the Texas Rib Candy; there were at least a half dozen sauces on the table, but nobody even touched any of them except to move them aside to get to the Rib Candy.
A few of the guests even put Rib Candy on their cornbread! I tried it after they all left and it was delicious, too.
What did I learn from this impromptu dinner party? Always put Texas Rib Candy on the table.