Ohhhh, Erin Gunn! Her wedding is the reason I am trying to eat reasonably this month, and her wedding is also the reason I absolutely cannot eat reasonably this month. You may remember the food involved in our wedding-planning-motivated-trip to visit her sister in Buffalo (recounted here, here, and here) as well as the food involved in her bridal shower/ballfest bachelorette party. Well, a couple weeks ago, Erin Gunn’s soon-to-be in-laws threw her another shower so that the New York contingent who had not been able to journey to MA for the first one could have a chance to participate in the showering as well.
Erin’s cousin-in-law-to-be hosted the very classy function at her Long Island home. You know I was in heaven when I saw this platter:
I don’t quite remember how it happened, but my hand seemed consistently occupied with a steady mimosa supply throughout the afternoon:
I also did bridesmaidy things:
The lunch selection (as if I had not already eaten my weight in dill havarti) was genius:
I had a plate with grilled chicken and onions on sundried tomato olive bread, barley salad, and mediterranean pasta salad:
And then there were desserts!
I obviously had to try it all: white cake with strawberries and whipped cream, half a pink-frosted cupcake, apple pie, and chocolate layer cake:
I definitely went back for more slivers of everything, too.
Erin’s future brother-in-law’s girlfriend put together these sweet favors in honor of Erin’s mom’s ongoing battle with breast cancer:
Jordan almonds were inside, and I ate them all 😀
And Erin’s future mother-in-law brought along the goody bags left from Erin’s first shower in MA:
The next weekend, while Mike and the guys had their bachelor party on a party bus that hit all the Manhattan hot spots, I joined their significant others in New Jersey for a good, old-fashioned girls night in. We had brownies and Moe’s:
I ordered a black bean burrito and ate it ALL.
(And you know I also did some serious damage to that tray of brownies!)
Things started to get a little out of hand when Kari decided to go brunette (a theme lately!), and Laura took on the mixology duties:
Post-dye-application, I took over mixology duties for the alcoholic segment of the evening. Who was the genius who assigned this job to me?? I made some shots. I don’t remember what was in them:
And the photos stopped there. We might have gone out on the town and done all sorts of crazy things that cannot be blogged. Or we might have also collapsed on the couch to watch Never Been Kissed on TBS and fallen asleep in the middle of it …. You’ll never know for sure 😉
Do you prefer bridges or tunnels? Islands or mainlands? Bars or girly movies?