Wednesday, January 11, 2012

5th Annual Home for the Holidays

For the past 5 years we have hosted a cocktail party a few days after Christmas to gather together old friends from our high school and even elementary days.
Everyone brings some type of appetizer or sweet to share.
The food is always delicious and laughter abounds!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card Photo for 2011. It was taken so late that I hope everyone received it in time.
May your days be Merry and Bright!

Cookie Swap 2011

This year's cookie swap was just as delicious as those before. The cookies look more enticing every year!

This year's menu included:
Warm Ham and Swiss Rolls
Firecrackers and Cheese Straw Wafers
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Cheddar Cheese Ball and Crackers
Rosemary Spiced Walnuts
Red Velvet Brownies
Peppermint Cake Truffles
Graham Cracker Toffee
Mocha Punch
Sparkling Fruit Juices

Baby C's Shower

In October we celebrated the upcoming arrival of Baby C with a small gathering of family and friends for soon to be new parents Ben and Anna.
We offered a selection of the following:
Toast Points topped with Caramelized Onion and Swiss
A Hummus Platter and Crudite for dipping
Spinach and Sliced Pear Salad with a Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
Individual Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon as an optional topping
Chicken, Pesto, and Provolone Ciabatta Sandwiches
Meatball Sliders with Marinara Sauce for dipping
The Dessert Options were equally delicious:
Strawberry Cake Cupcakes
Individual Chocolate Mousse
Pink Cream Cheese Chess Bars
Pink Meringue Cookies