Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dinner Party Meme: Come and Join Me! ;-D

Choc Mint Girl has tagged me to do this meme. Since I can pretend that I'm the best cook in the world in this meme, I can do anything I want to do HI HI HI...*grin*

The rules as set out by Graham (the originator of this meme) are as follows:-

The idea is to work your way through the eight phases of the dinner party, answering all of the questions on the way - being as honest and creative as you wish. Once your homework has been completed, please nominate any bloggers who's "virtual" dinner party you would love to hear about.

1) The Dinner Party Theme: You have decided to hold a dinner party. When writing the invites you clearly state that fancy dress must be worn. Assuming that cost is no issue, who or what would you dress up as, and why?

Ha! Since I currently live in Finland, I'll dress up as Santa's wife hi hi hi...since nobody's ever seen Santa's wife, then I'll choose my own costume: velvety long red gown with white cuffs like Santa's and white lining at the hem and around my neck (it's gonna be V-necked 'coz I wanna be a sexy Santa's wife HI HI HI...)

2) The Invitations: This dinner party is for 6 people (including yourself), you are allowed to invite any 5 other people (either past, present, real or fictional), who would you invite and why?

Only six? NOOOOOO!!!!! I have too many blogger friends to invite and I wanna invite 'em all and I wanna invite my WHOLE family too (Mom, Dad, My Bro, my Bro's Future Wife) and my close friends. >___________________________<

But OK, let's pretend that I can invite all of them secretly and invite only 5 people officially? That's REALLY tough...hmmm...let me think...Okay, here goes...

1. Beethoven (NOT the dog LOL!) simply 'coz I'm amazed at his talent.
2. Mother Teresa ---> esp. since I'm curious about her crisis of faith.
3. Jostein Gaarder ----> I LOVE his books Sophie's World and The Solitaire Mystery.
4. Donald Duck to make the party more fun HI HI...
5. One of my ancestors, whoever he or she is he he he...I'm afraid I don't know much about my granddads and I don't know much about my grandparents' elders, either.

OK, phew...that was tough, but now it's over and I can POST THIS he he he he...YIIIHHHAAAAA!!! *jumping up and down the place*

3) The Starter: You are preparing the menu, which dish(es) would you choose as the starter, and why?

Since this is Finland, I'll introduce reindeer meat cream soup. It's VERY delicious, especially when you eat it when the weather's cold. YUMMY!!!

4) The Main Course: Okay, now for the main course? and what drink would you serve with it?

I'm gonna prepare East Meets West food types, so those who're interested in tasting Asian food can enjoy it and those who aren't adventurous enough would be able to eat still.

Eastern food: Nasi Tumpeng!!!

This pic is taken from this site:

The above website described this meal this way:

The trademark of tumpeng is its cone shape. By long usage, since 1970's whenever someone say 'tumpeng' it started to mean the entire ritual dishes: the conic rice (symbolizing the nearest mountain -- this is an animist characteristic of the Javanese that's still intact), chicken, steamed veggies with grated coconut seasoning, finely sliced or chopped omelette, spiced fried potato cake, and so on.

A tumpeng is a communal meal. So, though tumpeng comes in a variety of sizes (imagine the variety of heights and diameter of European wedding cakes), it's usually still a big 'mountain' of rice, lavishly decorated all over with the steamed veggies that would get eaten with it later (such communal gatherings in Java and Indonesia in general are always long processes of speeches and prayers and such).

I also inserted the second pic so that you can see the difference in the size and the decoration and the side dishes. Since there are already so many side dishes, I'm not going to add anything.

Western food: I'm gonna prepare some mashed potatoes plus Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, Caper, and Parsley Relish plus some salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, corn) and sour salad dressing.

Drinks: I'm gonna prepare some coffee, tea, fresh water plus some light cider.

5) The Sweet: Finally, the sweet. Which would you choose, and why?

Blueberry sauce 'coz it's very rich in vitamins and 'coz I bet everybody loves berries he he he...

6) The Entertainment: The dinner party has gone swimmingly, everybody has had fun, conversation and drinks have been flowing all evening. At the end of the meal you announce that everybody should perform their 'party piece' (no matter how strange or pointless). What party piece would you perform?

Hmmm...this is tough. Maybe I'll ask them to mime for me and everybody else can guess the meaning, but first the mime has to give the key word to us, for example: Movie Title or something like that. ;-D

7) The End Of The Evening: The party is over, everybody has gone home, the house suddenly feels empty and quiet. Your eyes fix on the hi-fi in the corner of the room. You search though your CD collection to put on some music as you want to listen to one more track before your retire to bed. Which track would you play?

Right now I'm in the mood to listen to "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden he he he...And I'll sing it while looking deeply into my hubby's eyes since this is a love song ho ho ho ho ho...*wink*

8) The Dinner Party Nightmares: Okay, so the "virtual" dinner party is over. Now for the real thing. Have you ever been to or hosted a dinner party during which something has gone wrong (either with the food, a guest or something else)?

Gladly no. :-D

Now I'd love to tag Michelle, Mother Hen, Blur Ting, Amber and Karen (Water Learner) he he he he...I'd love to tag more people but I know that some of them are SO busy right now, so if any one of you who reads this is interested in doing this meme, go ahead, OK?


  1. What a wonderful list you have come up with for the dinner party. The foods sounds so tastey and full of great flavours... a true taste of the world.

    I love mime games... although I am not very good at keeping my mouth shut and get frustrated very quickly when people can't guess what I am trying to mime.

    Oh, and you are sooooo correct, berries are yummy... a great treat either in the summer or the winter.

    Once again, a great dinner party list.

    Best wishes, Graham :)

  2. Hi, Graham!

    Glad you enjoyed it! ;-D This is a tough but VERY FUN meme he he he...

    I've never actually played any mime games, though, so it'd be interesting to know what I'll do he he he...;-D

  3. I loved this dinner party! Those dishes seem supa-dupa-yummy!

    Great meme! I shall post mine during the weekend!


  4. Hi, Max!

    Glad you enjoyed my dinner party he he...Looking forward to yours! ;-D

  5. That was a sumptuous feast - a most amazing diner party. You are a consummate hostess. :)

  6. Santa's wife!! He he he...

    Okay, I want IN the 'secret' guest list of yours :D...

    What a bunch of people! I wonder how Donald Duck will eat all those mouth watering food...LOL!! =))

    Mime game is fun!! I'm good at guessing ha ha...

    Anyway, love your dinner arrangements. Well done, Amel!! :D

  7. The nasi tumpeng looks really yummy! I love Indonesian food.

    Now I have to think about what I'm gonna prepare. Thanks for tagging me :-)

  8. hey .. This looks fun. I will get to do this asap. Hee Hee .. Want to guess what I would choose to wear or not??

  9. Random: Glad you enjoyed it, Amber! Yeah, I wouldn't want my guests to be hungry he he he...

    Choc Mint Girl: Of course you're IN, Girl!!! ;-D

    Yeah, it'd be interesting to see how Donald tackle the dishes and the game hi hi hi...

    So you've had mime games before? That's GOOD! You're gonna be so useful at my party hi hi hi...

    Anyway, glad you enjoyed the party, Crystal! ;-D

    Blur Ting: Glad you love it and yes, Indo food is WONDERFUL! ;-D

    Water Learner: Hey, Karen...hmmm...I don't know what you're gonna wear...hmmm...Cheong Sam? He he he...

  10. Yummy looking food! :-)

    This meme looks fun,thanks Amel.

  11. Hey, M!

    Glad you enjoyed my party. I'm looking forward to yours he he he...

  12. What a sumptuous meal. You sure make a good hostess :)

    I should say its really a tough meme. Luckily I wasn't tag by anyone to do this. haha :D

    Janice Ng

  13. Hi again, Janice!

    Glad you enjoyed the party. Hey, if you want me to tag you, I WILL! HE HE HE HE...

  14. I love this dinner party! East meets West would probably be my theme too, as much as I was raised on macaroni and cheese and hotdogs, since most of my friends have introduced me to Thai, Chinese, and Indian food - I can't go back! The richness of the culinary traditions (okay, I love Greek food too) are too much to ignore.

    And Donald Duck - you're a girl after my own heart. I love him, he's the perfect role model - lets his anger OUT! lol.

  15. Vic: Yeah, once you've tried and liked different types of food, then you're hooked he he he...

    HE HE HE...You're SO right, Vic! One thing I love about Donald is when he gets angry and he'll babble SO funnily with his red face! ;-D His voice's SO cute, as well. ;-D