The first party was the Hill's Annual White Elephant Christmas party. With Madaline being 16 months pregnant, I went over early to help her shop and cook. We wanted to try something new this year, so we bought dates, and cheese, and…. bancon! I know I don't have to say it, but these were the best things I've ever tasted. Madaline also whipped up a few batches of cookies.
*I got an iphone! It's lots of fun, but it doesn't take the greatest pictures, so please excuse.
I found a recipe for a mushroom bruschetta. We thought that would be a fun spin on the traditional (which we also made), so I cooked three different types of mushrooms in lemon zest, garlic and a little lemon juice.
We decided to assembly line the bacon wrapped dates, so I sliced and stuffed and Madaline wrapped. We used an Irish cheddar.
|for the Greeks|
I wish I had a picture of the bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates for you, but they barely made it from the oven to the table before getting gobbled up.
Here's something: I've never really enjoyed mulled wine; I make it for the smell. This year, I found a recipe from Ina that called for apple cider and honey in addition to the usual spices (cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, etc.). It was amazing! Try it!
|Amy and Dora (and Sophia)|
|me and the Sara(h)s|
|bath towel… this one made the rounds.|
|"Meet me under the mistletoe"|
|a keyboard from someone's old PC|
Did you go to any parties? Did you go to the Hills' party? How was the food?