Ohhhh my goodness, the food at the party last night was completely expansion-worthy! (The party was fun, too.) Here’s the birthday girl, Olivia, modeling one of her creations:
Olivia made everything herself, using her own recipes! And it was phenomenal.
This pizza was the star of the evening:
It had ricotta, honeyed goat cheese, caramelized onions, and truffle oil. I lost count after a while, but I might have had 12 (or more) pieces.
Olivia also made baby pulled pork sandwiches:
I had one sandwich … and then kept picking more pork off the tray every time I walked by and saw that a piece had fallen off of its bread.
She also made ridiculous macaroni and cheese and an amazing baked french onion cream cheese dip. Here’s my first of many bowls:
I also had a couple of these savory elephant ears:
They were herby and also had some delicious crispy meat — maybe proscuitto? — inside.
Here’s another bowl. Was it the second? Was it the seventh? No one knows.
On top of all of this, Olivia made cupcakes! Super chocolatey and moist with mascarpone-kahlua frosting.
I had one full cupcake, but by the end of the night, things had devolved to the point where I was dipping pretzels into the icing on others. My camera had been relegated to the purse by then.
Some other things I encountered included a piece of Entenmann’s chocolate-covered donut:
And 1.5 of Kate’s perfectly chewy secret-recipe chocolate chip cookies:
And an, errrr, unpictured cup or so of skittles that went down wayyyyyy too easily.
The party itself was a blast, and I wish I had remembered to take some pictures of the apartment because it was gorgeous and had way more space than I’m used to seeing in NYC. I also got to catch up with some old NYU friends (hi Jenniy!) that I hadn’t seen in ages. Thanks, Olivia!
I slept till 10 this morning (apparently, the trick to being able to sleep in is to go to bed at 3 am) and then went right to the gym because I had so much energy from all that extra food last night! I did 30 minutes steps, legs on the machines, and 30 minutes elliptical. The whole thing took about an hour and 45 minutes and I burned just under 800 calories, but honestly, I’m looking forward to when the half marathon is over and behind me and I can put an end to this cardio-loading (and the inadvertent yet not unrelated carb-loading). It’s taking a toll! With that in mind, I also spent some time this morning perusing YogaDork (an amazingly witty, sarcastic, and informative yoga blog, even for someone like me who has a somtimeslike-hate relationship with yoga) because I need to find more body-friendly ways to exercise!
What is too much for you right now?
20 thoughts on “Too much”
What delicious home-cookin’! Definitely “expansion worthy”! I didn’t realize you were running a half soon! How exciting! When is it?
Ugh…I don’t know what is too much for me right now. I’m struggling to figure that out!
“Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!” (said in voice of whiny orphan girl from Annie)
I saw my sister’s play last night, give me a break 😉 what amazing party food!
Great looking party food!!! I do the pretzel in the frosting thing too… remember dunkaroos?
what a big feast!!! too much of goodies?! no way!!!
too much for me?? maybe leisure? but I want even more!!! 🙂
Sounds like a fun party 🙂 If my friends were only that creative…hahah
My LAST finals are too much for me because I have ZERO motivation to do anything at least 4 hours before it due. I am SO done this Wednesday though
all that food looks SO good. i’m a sucker for those donuts – i cannot buy them unless I am okay with the fact that I will probably eat all of them myself 🙂
my pain is too much for me right now…and dissatisfaction with my work, but that’s not new.
wow the birthday girl cooked all that food? Props to her – it all looks delicious!!
Wow all of that food looks amazing, definitely worthy of expansion! Especially those cupcakes!
Wow, everything looks delicious! Definitely expansion worthy. Yum!
That’s cool you’re running a half–I’m sure it’s a lot of work, though! 5k and 10k’s are enough for me right now! When is it? 😀
PLEASE tell me you got the full recipe for that goat cheese pizza 🙂 She is a genius!
I want to be friends with Olivia 😀
Olivia is my homegirl and I don’t even know the homegirl! Her cooking skillz and party throwing skillz are off the chain! If I was there with you, I would have had 14 pieces of pizza, 3 bowls of mac and cheese, a b!tchload of carrots because I love carrots, and then 2 and a half cupcakes because cupcakes are dazzling. I used to work at Sprinkles Cupcakes and would eat min. 1 cupcake and max. 3 and half cupcakes everytime I was working. The 3 and a half cupcakes were TOO much for my stomach at the time. Whateva, how can you resist pumpkin cupcake with a spiced creamcheese frosting? You can’t. This comment was really long but really necessary. Bye!
haha I am both dreading and looking forward to getting the half overwith. I am so unprepared, but hopefully I can wing it!
With all that brillz food in front my of my piggie face, I totz woulda eaten more than you did. That pulled pork? Musta been heaven.
Food is fun.
Sarah, hi!! So great catching up with you! I didn’t get to taste much of the wares, but can attest to the splendid spread of delights. Olivia is a superstar, and you captured it all.
And your blog is awesome! So much fun, not to mention dangerous 😉 I shall be returning for sure (perhaps always on a full stomach if I know what’s best for me) Thanks so much for mentioning the yoga dorks…hope to see you around more often. -J
Wow, tell Olivia I want her to cater my next get-together! Everything looks awesome.
Wow, sorry I missed out on the party, but I had a lovely day full of Broadway!
Oh all that food looks awesome! What a great job and loverly evening. 😀
Wow Olivia, I knew you were a good cook but I didn’t know you are like practically a professional now! Oohhh make me some of those cookies next time you come to CA…and maybe like EVERYTHING else too.