Thanks for everyones' comments from the previous post. My kitchen really is growing on me and I'm learning how to organize everything better. I had a great time at the reunion. It was actually a party for my grandparents' 50th anniversary. They were so cute, when they cut the cake, my gramma made a little speech and thanked us all and got choked up (So did I). My grampa tried to act like a tough guy, but he's just a big teddy bear. I got to see my cousins and aunts, uncles, etc, that I haven't seen in a while. And I get to see most of them next weekend too :D
Of course, I was teased, but it wasn't too bad, and my mom spoke up when she saw I was getting a bit annoyed while trying to eat. She said "You never have anything bad to say about what we eat, but no one leaves you alone, huh hun?" It was awesome. I even got some compliments on my gnocchi with pesto.
I also brought some leftover quinoa salad, but the vinaigrette had gone sour, and it wasn't as great anymore. Of course, that's when my cousin asked for a taste (go figure). He teased me later and it was actually really funny. He had never heard of quinoa...Anyways, my sis and I fell asleep relatively early (midnite) and my cousins came to sleep on the couch near us around 4 am. We woke up and we were all talking for a bit. For some reason, my cousin said that whenever he closed his eyes he saw a jungle scene with naked jungle women (he had been drinking :P)...two minutes later he yells: "It was that vegan salad!!" to which I replied: "See, go vegan, and you'll see naked women all the time!" haha.
Anyways, I gotta work soon, I'll have pictures in a bit.