This year, instead of exchanging gifts with our dear friends, we all gifted each other with food, drink, laughter, and the usual totally inappropriate conversation in the form of a progressive dinner. It was a lot of work and logistical maneuvering since most of us have young children, but it was a great time! [I suggested skipping it all and going to the spa next Christmas, but I was voted down. So it must have been OUTSTANDING actually. Because the spa is nice.]
Round 1: Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres
The signature cocktail: Limoncello, Prosecco & Raspberries. Yum! And also possibly the cause of my pounding head this morning.
Round 2: Dinner
[Dinner was at our house, which is why there were no posts from me from Friday till now.]
No pictures of the food…it wasn’t that pretty anyway. It’s hard to make a complicated dish when you’re going to be at someone else’s house for two hours before dinner. But it was yum, which is good, since we have enough leftovers to feed the neighborhood [come on over!].
Round 3: Dessert
Meg’s Rum Roll was delicious. I’ll have to coax the recipe out of her if I ever get up the nerve to try it.
Even when the wine wore off, we had to agree that it was one of the best Christmas parties ever. If you were there, please excuse the fat sloppy kiss I probably planted on your face.
It was only because I love you.