Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Party

Oh, the weather outside is frightful....
It was perfect Southern California weather for hot cocoa and for some Champagne punch!
We had way too much food, and oh so much fun.

Here is the table as we started to fill it. You can see this white dish here with a label telling what would be there. We hot food, we had cheese galore, breads and crackers galore. My friend brought two crockpots with hot shrimp and hot tortellini. Oh we ate well...
And, we had champagne punch.....
This recipe is from Food.com. Wonderfully simple, delicious and fun! The red was perfect for Christmas! The recipe you ask?
2 bottles of champagne,
1 qt of soda water, and a
 64 oz Raspberry-cranberry juice.
That is it! We froze two small containers with the juice to keep it chilled. It was just fab! I can't stand over the top punches myself. The simpler the better.
Then we had desserts of a raspberry galette, Christmas cookies, and a hot cocoa bar. So, wonderful.
In between eating dinner and dessert we did the Christmas gift exchange with the "stealing game" also known as a "White Elephant" gift.  Although my experience with white elephant gifts has been old gifts, the limit here was $15. It was great fun. It is wonderful....
Merry Christmas....

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