Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Recuperating and Dinner Party with New Friends

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fter a busy Christmas, and a 2 day trip to Saskatoon to visit family, I am finally starting to catch up on sleep.  The holidays took a lot out of me this year, and I am physically drained. 

We have been enjoying turkey dinner leftovers, and a few meals out with friends and family.

This evening we went to a dinner party at our new friends Emma and Dalton's house.  The hubby met this hilarious, friendly, and cute couple through his triathlon training, and I met them for the first time tonight.  They welcomed us, along with about 8 other people over to there home for a fabulous dinner party.

We started the evening with wine and appetizers:


The main course was a flavourful, healthy spread of delicious dishes:


I was in charge of dessert, and brought sopapilla cheesecake pie:

Before:


After:


I also ate one of these little cream cheese filled balls of wonder that another guest brought:


We had a wonderful evening with great food, and fabulous new friends!

Have you recovered from Christmas yet?  Are you still on a sugar high?

14 comments:

Laura said...

That pie looks sooooooo good!! I can't say that I've OD'd on the sugary foods but I have eaten way more chocolate than usual... and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. I have a mountain of it! I'm going to need to figure out a way to bake it all out of the house!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

oh the desserts look fabulous! apple desserts can be sooo delish and this one looks great...as do those choc balls!

Simply Life said...

oh wow, that looks like an evening of all delicious foods!

Alanna @ Blood, Sweat & Cupcakes said...

I have so NOT recovered yet, it was the most indulgent Christmas I can remember!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

I'm still recovering! I'm trying to blame it on changing time zones (Kansas is a whole one hour behind Philadelphia)...

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum! Sounds delicious! Sounds like a delicious and fun dinner party.

I got sick over Christmas so am also recovering. I'm on the mend, though, but it's been a quiet week for me, and will likely be a quiet weekend!

Happy New Year!

Astrid said...

You have the best parties. I want to come to one. You know, if we had friends we'd have parties too...maybe. One day!
I actually don't feel like I had enough Christmas sweets. I am still craving something, but not sure what. Maybe cheesecake? Or one of those cheesecake balls of wonder?

Kat said...

I was totally exhausted from all the christmas stuff that I crashed at 8 last night. The hubby had to carry me into bed. And I totally dont want sugar for at least a week!! My poor body is sick of it!

Kacy said...

The holidays are so tiring. I'm hoping to catch up on sleep this weekend.

Yay for new friends! Sounds like a fun party.

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Yeah, I'm definitely still on a sugar high. I need lots of fresh things to recoop! The dinner party sounds like a blast though.

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

I am still recuperating from all the Christmas food myself!!!

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...

I'm thankfully not huge on sugar, so I'm not experiencing a high or low of sugar. :) With this week off, I've been lazying around the house, not eating as much/frequently during the day.

Lisa said...

The sopapillas look SO GOOD!
Happy New Year :)

mostlyfitmom said...

Still on a sugar high over here! What can I say? My mom put out Ghirardelli chocolates. LOL. I'm trying to stick to the 4 holiday food groups, except instead of gravy, I've been eating nuts. :) Enjoy the rest of your holidays!