And what says "fun" at a bachelorette/hen party more than penis-shaped food? (We could probably come up with many more things, but there's something so contradictorily amusing about a bunch of unconventional academics trying to re-enact mainstream traditions in a semi-ironic fashion, right?)
My friend AW came back to Madison this week to attend a CHE place-based workshop (which I'll write more about soon) and to celebrate her impending nuptials with some folks around here.
The evening was filled with phallic cheese plates and straw accessories:
Delicious food in the appropriate shapes: asparagus, zucchini, baguette, manicotti (the latter covered with ooey gooey cheese and flavorful mushroom-tomato sauce in the third photo below):
...and some sausages. AW was not allowed to cut any of her food during the whole night.
And finally, a beautiful cake with candy decorations:
But in addition to all that immature, giggle-inducing food, there were also some foods of the rounder variety, and a whole lot of warmth and love.
Roasted vegetable salad, roasted garlic, and rhubarb custard pie:
All of us (including Rufus the dog) first enjoyed the crisp spring weather over appetizers and then served dinner at a table with a spread right out of a magazine (doesn't that middle photo just make you want to come join?! It almost looks posed...):
Gathering over food and companionship and humor seems like a pretty good way to lead into married life, eh?
Happy upcoming wedding and marriage, AW and PE!