We know that poor Stewie, our food bandit and pasta thief extraordinaire, was at home crying his little heart out because he could not come to the Spaghetti Dinner. All those meatballs! All those strands and strands of scrumptious spaghetti! Stewie would not have known which way to run with his gourmet treasures!
Even without Stewie, however, we had a good time. We had a nice turn out and a lot of fun with the folks from the Humane Society of Madison County who worked with us on this event to celebrate Spay Day USA, which falls on February 23. This was our very first Spay Day event and first ever “Spay-ghetti” dinner. Saint Joseph’s Parish Activity Center turned out to be a wonderful venue for hosting this food extravanganza.
We not only had dinner, but also a bake sale, and the desserts were out of this world. Our favorite was a cupcake that was made to look like it had a meatball and spaghetti perched on top. These scrumptious goodies were created using a hazel nut truffle, strawberry jam, and thin tubing of buttercream icing.
The Jonathan Alder Show Choir performed from 6-6:30, leaving the crowd wishing they could get up and dance, but sadly their bellies were just too full to allow their butts to boogie.
We want to thank everyone who came out for the dinner, but we especially want to thank Kristin and Christina. They were very brave leaving with spaghetti on their breath, because, at home, the food bandit was waiting. We can only wonder what Stewie did when he smelled pasta on them!