Christmas Party Fare
|Guests had already arrived so my pictures were taken fast!|
I spent this past week in preparation for our
annual Christmas Party. My youngest daughter
helped me bake and create all the treats
then my husband and she provided the entertainment
It is always fun to bring together family, friends,
Church members and neighbors to celebrate
this Christmas season.
Last year, I made Brown Sugar Brie en Croute
a recipe I found on Jacqueline's blog, Purple Chocolate Home.
It was a hit.
This year I tried her Lemon Cheesecake ball
and her Chocolate Chip Pecan ball.
My husband really liked the Lemon cheese ball
and the younger folk really liked the Chocolate Chip Cheese ball.
I also made her Symphony fudge.
The menu included:
Bar-b-que ham cubes
Brocolli and baby carrots with dip
Chips and salsa
Cheese balls (lemon and chocolate chip)
Brie en Croute
Nuts and Mints
I make a very easy punch.
It is equal parts
Sprite to White Grape-Cherry juice
(any white grape juice combination works nicely)
with dollops of Raspberry Sherbert added.
After the party I always make note of what was popular.
Always it is the meatballs and the Brie is popular.
The grapes and cheese cubes always disappear as well as
the cream puffs.
|I placed the decorative sugared fruit in a bowl after clean-up|
The best part of the celebration is the company – it was fun
to see them participate in the games and Christmas songs.
It is always fun to bring joy to someone’s heart.
I have so missed sharing and visiting as I have become accustomed
to. This week I plan to catch up on emails and to share all
the wonderful things that have been happening here!
I want to thank Jacqueline for sharing her wonderful recipes
that helped make our party a success!