Buffets and Engagement Parties

It was a pretty leisurely weekend over here. I ate a lot. It’s a good thing I have still been seeing Gillian and have two appointments with her this week (I will post an update about that because I have been making some progress!).

On Friday Evan and I had a romantic date night at Chef India, an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet…

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I had read that there was an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet near me and Evan thought it sounded too good to be true and that such deliciousness couldn’t possibly exist, so I had to prove it. They had quite an ample selection. But all-you-can-eat Indian is really just one plate (but a big plate) for me because Indian food is very filling. I was dying after that plate. We came back to my place after and watched the 6th Harry Potter movie and were asleep by 11pm. Pretty good night.

And we had some more all-you-can-eat buffet action at the Golden Griddle on Sunday morning.

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It reminded me of hungover breakfasts in my college days. I haven’t been to Golden Griddle in years! Anyway, stuffed my face once again and afterwards went back to Evan’s and promptly had a two-hour nap.

On Sunday night Evan made me dinner, and it was significantly more healthy than the rest of our meals this weekend. To start he made one of his grandma’s famous soups that has these dumplings made with egg, cream of wheat, and parmesan cheese in the broth…

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Interesting combination, but it was heavenly

And then he grilled steak while I cut vegetables for salad (I’m very helpful).

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Evan tossed the salad though, since he is an oil and vinegar dressing pro. Everything was delicious.

Saturday was the most exciting day of my weekend. My oldest friend Emily recently got engaged to her longtime lover Corey (as you may know), and Emily’s parents hosted an engagement party for them.

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Such lovers. They just warm my heart. And isn’t Corey handsome? We always tell him that he is classically handsome like George Clooney.

The party was at Emily’s childhood home, out in the boonies near where I gew up!

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It should be noted that this was Winnie’s birthplace 20 years ago. She lived in that barn at the very back of the picture until I got her as a young kitty when she was old enough to leave her mom. Barn cats are sturdy, let me tell you. 20 years later and she is still a spry minx!

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I did just find out from the vet yesterday that she has Stage 2 (out of 4) kidney disease, but apparently it’s not as bad as it sounds and it’s manageable (I have ordered her special food). The vet says it’s possible for Winnie to live for several more healthy years. Fingers crossed. And that’s the only health issue she’s really ever had, so she is a lucky kitty. She reminds me of my Nana.

Anyway, back to engagement activities. All my best pals from high school were in attendance.

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Except for Crystal because she lives in Calgary, but Emily had printed her photo and brought it around for pictures, so it was almost like she was there.

And the lads were present as well, including Evan.

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He liked to wear my nametag in addition to his own.

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I’m pretty sure he is just going to have to take my last name. If his last  name was Lindseyoff I would be all over that!

The party was outdoors and luckily it was a beautifully sunny day. It was pretty nice in the sunshine, but since it has become fall overnight it was COLD in the shade, and even colder when the sun went down. But by then there was a bonfire, so that was a good time.

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I have discovered where Emily gets her party hosting skills from.

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The picture clothesline was a nice touch

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There was even a DJ who played karaoke. I am pretty sure he was the only one who sang, but he sang beautifully. By that point it was nearly dark so we were all over by the fire.

It was a fun night with fun people!

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I love Emily’s parents. They are just a good time. Her dad is especially hilarious and asked Evan and I if we would be sleeping over so we could break into the whiskey with him. Sadly we had to leave that night, but next time. Next time for sure because I have a feeling I will be a part of a lot of wedding shenanigans. Emily asked me to be a bridesmaid! She gave all her bridesmaids a Ring Pop and a wedding themed movie with a little note that said “Now it’s my turn to pop the question, will you be my bridesmaid?” It was really cute.

I am so happy for these two and I can’t wait to be a part of their big day. And the fun activities leading up to it.

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Ah, young love.

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5 responses to “Buffets and Engagement Parties

  1. I seriously just let an “Arghhhhh!!!” at your all you-can-eat Indian buffet! Both Kel and i are so jealous! YUM. I love Indian food. Love, love, love. And your buffet breakfast looks delicious too. I love buffets and i love all-you-can-eat. Come at me food!

  2. Awww, young love. So many lovers in this post. I love all you lover’s love!

    The Golden Griddle must be why you were attracted to the Golden Corral here. Reminds you of home! 🙂

  3. Laurie @ Whisking & Writing

    Each time you post photos of your plates, I immediately want to go eat where you just ate–especially because I (think) I eat like you (good food in large amounts).

  4. Yay!! congrats to Emilio and Cork!! that man is handsome. i believe i told him a few hundred times when i was home. I’m excited for their love!

  5. Man, seeing this picture of all you can eat Indian food really made me wish that I liked Indian food. Sadly, I do not.

    Odd sidenote: Every time I tried to type “Indian”, my brain made me type “Indiana.” Apparently, I don’t like Indiana food either.

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