Sunday, June 22, 2008

End of the Year Party

Saturday evening was our "End of the School Year Party." We invited people from Highland Park Elementary that had played a role in Mason's life during the school year. We wanted to thank them for being important in Mason's life by hosting an evening of food and fun.

We had appetizers and drinks followed by hamburgers and sides. During that time, four pitchers of margaritas magically disappeared! Some of us were forced to turn to DISARONNO Amaretto while others hit back the beer!

Some of the boys put on a little impromptu dance show. They were "sick" banging out the moves. (Mason says "sick" means awesome.) The evening took a turn then to Guitar Hero. That's when we thought to get the camera out. I was surprised at how many adults gave it a go. Kudos!

Christie rocking out!
Melissa and Christie play for the glory on
"FreeBird" by Lynard Skynard !
J. and Mason battle it out to the 80's classic,
"Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns & Roses!
Shannon and Simon tear it up to
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper!
Illiana turns up the heat on "Talk Dirty to Me!"
The audience watches the dualing rockers!
The party started at 6pm. The first to leave left at 10:35pm. The last to leave left at 1:30am. Successful night? Good times? I think so!

P.S. Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe listed under comments.


Lisa said...

Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

1¼ hours | 5 min prep
* 2 cups canned chick-peas or
* cooked chickpeas
* 2 tablespoons tahini
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/4 cup warm water
* 1 large head of garlic
* 1 lemon, juice of
* 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 375°F Cut off the very top of the garlic clove (about 1/4") so that the tops of most of the cloves are exposed slightly. Coat with a little olive oil and wrap securely in tin foil. Roast garlic in oven for 1 hour. Remove and allow to cool.
2. Using your fingers, squeeze the soft, roasted garlic out of each clove into food processor. Rinse and drain cooked or canned chickpeas. Add them, and all other ingredients, to the food processor and blend until completely smooth.
3. Scrape ingredients off sides of food processor to make sure it blends evenly. If you find that the hummus is too thick, you can add additional olive oil at this time. Add it very slowly, allowing the mixture to combine fully before adding more liquid.
4. Serve at room temperature with crudites, warm pita or crackers.
5. Optional: Sprinkle with chopped parsley or paprika before serving.

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J. Lubman said...

The Lubman's had a wonderful time! We appreciate the Limbaugh's generosity and kindness. I can honestly say that in my 13 years of teaching I have never had a parent that has been more organized, involved, and generous as Lisa. I will miss not having you as a "room" mother next year. Thanks again for an amazing year!