Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Party Re-Cap

On Saturday night the hubby and I had some friends over for our annual Christmas party.  I woke up early and fueled up for the day with some whole wheat pancakes.

What does this pancake look like to you?

I then set out to cook and bake a few things for the evenings festivities.

By 7:00 p.m. the food was ready, the house was decorated, and we were ready for our friends to arrive.


People came two by two, from 7:00 - 10:00, and everyone stayed until about 1:00.  

The Hubby

Near the end of the night I was forgetting to take food pictures, but we also had dim sum, potstickers, jalapeno poppers, and a bacon mushroom dip.

Sunday we ate eggs and toast for breakfast, then picked up my nephew and spent the day with him playing, and making a gingerbread house.  I had a mini stirfry for lunch, and then for supper we ate goodies from the party, drank Coke Zero, and watched Home Alone 1 and 2.  


What is your favourite Christmas appetizer treat?  
Are there certain foods you only eat around the holidays?

18 comments:

mymarblerye said...

so gorgeous. You really impress me with your time management and hosting skills!!! My favorite thing during the holidays are the cookies and peppermint bark!

Kat said...

Everything looks delish!! I only drink eggnog at christmas time. Maybe thats because thats only when they sell it lol And I only eat candy corn in November and December. I still have a bag in my house but refuse to touch it since its december. Maybe if they came up with candy corn xmas trees I would eat them ;)

Rho said...

Great pics ... looks like a lovely party! I love your food choices. Looks like something we'd do down here in the good ol' state of Indiana, too!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum! The food looks awesome!

My family eats lots of appetizers on Christmas Eve. We always have shrimp cocktail and then an assortment of fish which grosses a lot of people out (like smoked oysters, sardines, picked herring, etc). i eat some of those things, but not all... and Christmas is really the only time of year that I eat them.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

FUN! I love that you and your hubby host so many awesome get togethers for your friends!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

What a delicious party!

Those apple pancakes are adorable! That is an apple, right? :D

Jessica @ Dairyfreebetty said...

You are so good!1
I was looking at all the food pictures thinking it was dairy heaven! hehehe

I don't really have any favorites now that I'm dairy free :( It's too hard, I usually don't eat much at parties!!

Kacy said...

Great party! Love the apple pancake :)

Simply Life said...

You are so good and hosting and always have the most elaborate and delicious spreads of food! YUM!

challenges2010 said...

Boy I'm glad I wasn't invited to your party. I don't have much control lately and would have left with a burst gut! :) The only thing I can think of that's really just a holiday thing for me is egg nog.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

food looks delish! what a SPREAD!!! can i be invited to your next party?!!! :)

Laura said...

I bet you were getting compliments out the yin yang on that spread! So impressive!!

I usually head straight for the chips/crackers/pretzels... I don't buy them very often so when other people buy them for me I go CRAZY!

DessertForTwo said...

Yum! I wish I coulda come :)

Anne Marie said...

Looks like the party was a big hit! My favorite thing around the holidays are my mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Eden said...

Can I just tell you that I HATE diet coke but I'm obsessed with coke zero. So coke zero+home alone+shrimp+potstickers= my kind of night! I wish you would post more pics of the hubs and of you! And seriously, get yourself to LA sometime so we can throw a party together!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

That pancake definitely looks like a peach to me!

Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen said...

What a great spread! What is the bread appetizer? It looks really yummy!

Baking 'n' Books said...

I would love to be your friend and live next door to you :)

No special treats - just eat ;)