So, I have a story for you that just screams college.
First, let me preface this by explaining that I have ten lovely man-friends who live together in a house… no, I’m sorry, they call it a club. They’re eccentric to say the least and they love 2 party. (College, right?)
Last semester, they came up with the idea for a “Ladies Night.” The objective was to invite as many girls as they could fit in their house to get dolled up and serve them hors d’oeuvres and wine then crown one lucky lady “Lady of the Night.” (Originally they planned on serving chicken kabobs, cheese and Ritz crackers and Andre. Classy men, I’m telling you.)
Just when I expected this idea to fizzle and die like every other idea they’ve had this semester, they created a Facebook event a week in advance, descriptions included “a night of pure elegance” and “join the classy club members.” Now, the event promised “top shelf” booze, wine, hors d’oeuvres, decorations, etc. I mean, they really built it up… and they had a $200 budget.
The event was scheduled for last Friday, and on Thursday night I received a text from man-friend 1 telling me they had bought everything for the elegant affair!— six handles of Siberian Ice vodka, 22 bottles of $5 wine, and a huge bag of trail mix… Then they hit their budget. That’s
So, my desire to be in the running for “Lady of the Night” got me thinking. What could I do to boost the class factor of this promising night?
When I was growing up, my parents would always serve spiced parmesan crisps at their dinner parties. It was perfect. They’re impressive, cheap, and easy.
It takes 15 minutes and all you need is…
-Wonton wrappers (I found them near the produce section of my grocery store)
-2 large egg whites, lightly beaten with a fork
-1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1 tsp dried basil flakes
-1 tsp red pepper flakes
First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. The wonton wrappers will be in squares, slice them in half once diagonally so they’re triangles, then arrange them on the baking sheet.
Lightly brush the egg whites over the wrappers. Then, combine cheese and remaining ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over each wedge.
Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool and serve.
You’ll be disappointed to hear, this did not win me Lady of the Night. Actually, I think they gave it to one of the guys living in the house. Jerks. But it definitely did class up Ladies Night. (Kind of. I mean, aren’t you getting it by now? It’s COLLEGE.) Everyone raved about them. Not much competition next to the trail mix… but it’s all about the little victories, right?