Food Blogger Potluck Baby Shower sounds like too much going on, even as I type it. It was a really good idea, though and I can’t take credit for thinking of it. That would be because my friend Kristi conceived of it. The food blogging Facebook Group, led by our “patron saint” Addie Broyles, has been meeting for potlucks for months. Addie just happens to be expecting her second child next month, so the Food Blogger Potluck Baby Shower came to be, and I was fortunate enough to host it. With 50 confirmed attendees and 20 something maybe’s, I was concerned about space for potluck dishes and bodies in my humble abode. Everything went off without a hitch (as far as I know) and a good time was had by all. As a special treat, Christian, brought over his brand spanking new wood burning Pizza Oven, and launched Bola Pizza right before our eyes.
The oven was brought over the day before, and fired the night before for optimum heat retention.
After the first bites of pizza were consumed, people started positioning themselves in Christian’s path from oven to kitchen, and very little pizza made it into the kitchen. While I was fortunate enough to grab a slice here and there, I didn’t even try to get between the people and the pizza to take pictures. Actually, I got very few pictures of the whole event, because it was a packed house and it just wasn’t feasible. There were people, presents, and food everywhere.
One gorgeous dish, was the first to arrive:
There were some cocktails and wine:
The Opal Divine Bloody Mary mix was amazingly good, very fresh tasting, perfectly seasoned and a winner all around. Kristi brought this with Dripping Springs vodka and pickled okra from the farmer’s market.
The food kept arriving until the tables in 3 rooms were full.
I was quite proud of my friend and constant garden helper Jim, for picking up all the ingredients from the Longview Farmer’s Market to make these local stuffed peppers, driving back for the party, making these before helping out all day. They were great!
All in all, I think it was a great party; but what can you expect when you get 50 or so food bloggers together? My only regret is that I didn’t get more pictures of the amazing food.