Sunday evening after most of our Ham-O-Rama attendees had left, John and I and Greg and Terese and a few of the remaining guests were snacking on leftovers.
I really love the immediate aftermath after a party. Well, I enjoy just about everything about hosting a gathering, but hashing over everything afterwards is great. I slid my feet into my best fluffy slippers, poured a small glass of wine, snagged a lemon bar from the almost bare dessert tray, and settled into the couch. Between bites and with powdered sugar crumbs dusting my chin, I
Everyone looked at me wearily in a serious after-the-feast daze. But with encouragement, I pried a few critiques out of them. We agreed that this year's choice of glaze contenders were exceptional. The winner - a whole grain mustard and honey one - has won each and every contest. But this year's challenger - root beer, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar - came in a close second. We counted this year's votes carefully.
What a delicious competition.
Check out the expert carving technique. It's all in the wrist.
Our guest list included some very enjoyable individuals, we all agreed.
Several interesting people were there, too.
The addition of an activity after the main course and before the desserts was fun. And who could resist entering the fiercely competitive Hare-dianappolis 500 race? Using fabulous plastic bunny racers?
And officiated by John and Greg? Ruthless judges, these two...
And spring flowers.
And plush lamb puppets that sing "Easter Parade".
Tune in next year. Same time, same station.