I just attended a party where we were able to drink, eat, shop for gorgeous hand made necklaces, and benefit women in Uganda through Bead for Life (www.beadforlife.org/ ), all in one fell swoop. It was thrown by my neighbor, a member of the Blue Thong Society, here in Park City.
A non-joiner by nature, I haven’t had the desire to belong to anything since girl scouts. But while the name alone would have been enough to hook me, I really love the idea of a group of women who drink openly, do good things for the community and still maintain a sense of humor. What a concept. (Bonus: I am thrilled to think I might be starting to meet a new friend or two as well. Sweet.)
And, oh, by the way, I don’t honestly know if any of the women there were actually wearing blue thongs, but if that’s what it takes to be a part of this wonderful group, I am going shopping.
We were all asked to bring appetizers and wine. I brought Honeyed Goat Cheese, the world’s easiest and one of the most delicious appetizers ever. Our son and daughter-in-law discovered it while wine tasting on Long Island and wowed us with it. It takes no time to make and goes beautifully with wine and new friends.
HONEYED GOAT CHEESE
16 ounces of good goat cheese
4 ounces chopped walnuts, toasted
8 ounces good honey
one crusty baguette, sliced
Arrange the goat cheese on a platter. Drizzle with honey and top with toasted, chopped walnuts. Spread on baguette slices. Serves 8-12.