This past weekend, Robert and I had some of our friends over for to watch the OSU game and celebrate Halloween. It wasn’t just any party, though. It happened to be a fry party. What is a fry party, you may be asking? Well, it is a tradition that began about a year and a half ago after I was poking fun of my beloved husband for registering for a double-decker, commerical-sized deep frier for our wedding. A light bulb popped into our heads and we came up with the idea to set aside one night out of the year where everyone brings over something to fry. An evening no-holds-barred, deep-fried debauchery.
This year our frying menu included: pickles, avocados, ravioli, pop tarts, oreos, Chinese donuts, jalapeno poppers, bacon-cheddar fritters, chicken wings, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and the lowest of lows- a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich. Wow. Just typing that list was actually pretty embarrassing. I feel unclean. Nonetheless, a fun time was had by all and there were also some non-fried options to take the edge off. These items included: crudite, cheese and fruit, caramel corn, cookies, Rice Krispie treats, pumpkin cupcakes, chips and salsa, and cake batter dip. In terms of drinks, I served hot cinnamon apple cider and a witches brew cocktail.
Chelsea’s cheese tray
Ok, seriously. As I am recalling all of this food, I am thinking we may have a problem. We really threw caution to the wind.
I decorated our house with pumpkins, mason jar candles with candy corn, mini pumpkins with votive candles, and some spooky spider and bat decals I purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts.
Of course, the best party of any party is the company you share it with and this instance was no different. I was so excited to have a great mix of old and new friends at our house.
Jess’s delicious candy corn Rice Krispie Treats
As mentioned above, the low point of the night was the deep-friend McChicken sandwich. Robert and Greg were nearly giddy with excitement with their “brilliant” idea they had brainstormed a few months ago.
And this, unfortunately blurry, photo pretty much sums up the night. A gloriously fun and heartburn-inducing night was had by all.
Now, it’s time to put away the frier for another 364 days. And I also want to point out, as part of my penance, that I don’t condone this type of lifestyle. I believe in exercise and eating a well-balanced diet.
Happy Monday, everyone!
Here are other Halloween-inspired treats to get you in the holiday spirit: