96: number of cloth napkins ironed (mom does not believe in paper napkins, can't say I blame her)
4: number of lasagnas (meat and spinach) made
2: number of mac 'n cheese (the real kind) made
twice daily for a week: the number of times the dishwasher ran to keep our kitchen mostly clean
2: number of chocolate-type desserts made
2: number of poppyseed cakes (my ALL-time fav, red velvet's a runner up) made
150+: number of madelines, both chocolate and regular, made.
30 dozen: number of empanadas made (ricotta cheese, Argentinean beef and sweet potato)
36 dozen: number of pot stickers made
140: number of dolmades made
countless: number of fruits (dates, watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe wedges) wrapped in slices of prosciutto
countless: number of slices of bell pepper (see 7/365) wrapped in steak and boursin cheese
70: number of people expected
135: number of people invited
3: number of tired cooks & hosts
2: number of hopeful puppies waiting for crumbs
1: successful party
As you can see, my parents LOVE cooking, and when they throw a party, they THROW a party. It was a lot of hard work but it was well-worth it.
There's many more pictures on my flickr photostream, and a few more related 365 photos.