Saturday, December 16, 2006

Party Prep

I getting ready for my leadership class gathering tonight. It will be good to see everyone. I know some people are not going to be able to come and I'm sorry I won't get to see them, but it will be good to be with those who can be here.

I'm cooking - of course. I pretty much have everything done except the carrot cake frosted, that I can do in advance. At the last minute I will make the trifle. I have all the various parts ready so they just need to be assembled.

Some people like to prepare trifle far in advance and chill it, but I prefer to do it last minute so things are just beginning to meld when it's served. I like to be able to still taste the individual ingredients. I'm making it with chocolate brownies, strawberries and vanilla custard. It's a different combination than I've used before but I think it will be good.

I hope we have a good turnout. My experience in trying to gather groups like this is that it often doesn't work well. But, I'm hoping this is the exception to the rule and we have a good turnout.

Fortunately, the house is pretty much ready. I will run a duster over the floors and that will be about it. Of course I have some cleaning to do in the kitchen, but nothing major. I am a messy cook!

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