If you were me, and you'd been invited to a New Year's Eve party about which your friend -- who is a faithful blog reader -- expressly said "For the love of God, don't bring any of that Betty Crocker stuff you've been posting," would you:
A) Bring a lovely side dish
B) Bring Creamy Fruit Salad as a joke
C) All of the above
If you guessed C, you are correct. Thank goodness I also brought Spinach Borek from my Armenian Cookbook (which was great), because the fruit salad went over like the proverbial lead balloon. I got the same quizzical looks that I got last year when I said "I brought bundt cake!"