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post #1 of 7
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DH and I are holding our first Holiday Party of the year tomorrow.

I like to have everything finished the day before.

I’m going with Stuffed Mushrooms as the appetizer.

Keeping it simple with just Sweet Italian sausage, onions, garlic, celery, roasted red peppers, spinach, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, s&p, freshly grated nutmeg and red pepper flakes.

Just wondering what everyone else will be doing for their shindigs?

 

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post #2 of 7

I do something similar with mushrooms minus the spinach, add cream cheese and mascarpone.  Lovely.

 

I have no idea yet about holiday parties, maybe I'll be inspired by this thread to cook up something.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #3 of 7

my work is booked solid this month xmass buffets, banquettes and parties..canapes out the a$$..stressful time of year..side note i made some pretty good wasabi bluecheese butter the other day, spread on  facacia bread with merlot onion confit and shave medium rare prime rib and jus a little fontina cheese melted on top....friggin amazing!!!

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Back in 1999, when Y2K was gonna grind civilization to a halt, SIL had a "Sleep-over" for New Years Eve.  BIL was major computer guy at work and HAD to be there... in case all HELL broke loose.  Niece was only 3-4 so major partying wasn't in picture anyway.  Everyone had to show up in PJs and bring something good to snack on.  Could NOT be typical chips/dip or veggie platter.  I had a gift certificate to a nice seafood place and arrived with a plate of crab claws... teenaged neice was mortified that I actually walked in to pick up platter in green & purple plaid PJs and bedroom slippers.  NOT a fan of liver per se, but made a Martha S pate... had apples in it... it disappeared!  Brought makings for escargot SWIMMING in garlic butter... with plenty of crusty bread to sop.  SIL had a chateau briand from Omaha Steaks that was REALLY tasty.  At midmight, all went out on her deack to watch Philly fireworks from a distance.  Those who slept over, just crashe wherever they felt comfortable... couch, chair, floor.  Next morning we made MASSIVE breakfast... waffles, french toast, eggs and LOTS of bacon!  Great memory!

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Back in 1999, when Y2K was gonna grind civilization to a halt, SIL had a "Sleep-over" for New Years Eve.  BIL was major computer guy at work and HAD to be there... in case all HELL broke loose.  Niece was only 3-4 so major partying wasn't in picture anyway.  Everyone had to show up in PJs and bring something good to snack on.  Could NOT be typical chips/dip or veggie platter.  I had a gift certificate to a nice seafood place and arrived with a plate of crab claws... teenaged neice was mortified that I actually walked in to pick up platter in green & purple plaid PJs and bedroom slippers.  NOT a fan of liver per se, but made a Martha S pate... had apples in it... it disappeared!  Brought makings for escargot SWIMMING in garlic butter... with plenty of crusty bread to sop.  SIL had a chateau briand from Omaha Steaks that was REALLY tasty.  At midmight, all went out on her deack to watch Philly fireworks from a distance.  Those who slept over, just crashe wherever they felt comfortable... couch, chair, floor.  Next morning we made MASSIVE breakfast... waffles, french toast, eggs and LOTS of bacon!  Great memory!

 

Wow, that sounds like fun!  Maybe we should have an "End of the World" pajama party on Dec. 20th.  Might as well go out fat, happy and drunk.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #6 of 7
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We had over to the house the folks that work with my husband at his 'little retirement job',

nothing fancy, I had everything in the house already, well, I did have go to the liquor store.

I made my scratch pizza (had the dough in the deep freeze) and topped them with all sorts

of different things, crumbled Italian sausage, sliced Sweet Bell Peppers of all the colors of the rainbow,

Pepperoni, Sliced black Olives, Onions, Anchovies, I'm sure that I missed something but you get the idea.

We put out huge a tub of assorted beers, wine coolers and soft drinks on ice,

laid it all out and let people just help themselves.

Had the music going and everyone had a really good time. 

(sorry, didn't get photos this time, I was too busy having fun) 

As party favors, I made Doggy cookies for everyone's puppies.

 

Mele Kalikimaka Y'All!!

post #7 of 7

I envy you all.   I saw my wife 3 times and my daughter 4 times this weekend (in the dark as they were sleeping) it's crazy stupid busy.  

 

Of course it's also the time of year where you get to find out which of your staff is 'really' reliable.

 

I'll save the excuses for the other thread but wow what a bunch of hum-dingers this year! (and I thought I had heard them all)

 

Silly thing is i'm quite happy with it all - lots of chuckles and time flies.... detailed clean up in early Jan will drag like hell.

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