We had our own party at my house. The venue was supposed to be at Sandi's house but she ended up getting sick and didn't want to spread her germs. We started with the usual hors d' oeuvres of cheeses, chips and dips with some La Montina Champagne. We then graduated to Chinese Chicken Salad, Teriyaki Chicken, Potato Macaroni Salad, and even some Veggies. These were all from Island Hut which is always good. Sujata brought the best Samosas. It came with 2 sauces, mint and a sweet sauce that had a bit of a kick. We all preferred that one. The mint was too spicy but not for Sujata.
Sujata also brought a huge box of Blue Star Donuts. There were different flavors; Lemon Meyer Key Lime, Bacon Maple, Tiramisu, Hard Apple Cider Fritter, Chocolate Almond Ganache, Green Tea. We all loved the lemon Meyer keylime. It was a bit tart. The bacon maple was good but not as good as Cafe Dulce's. The chocolate almond ganache was great except for the almonds on top ( I don't like almonds). After the donuts, we had mango, chocolate and green tea mochis form Trader Joe's which were delicious.
Though last year was a lot of fun, dressing up and going on a limo and having dinner catered by Gordon Ramsey, this year was just as fun and a lot more comfortable and cozy. Nothing can beat good champagne, food and comfy pajamas with the best of friends.