Christmas Party!

We hosted our church board on Thursday evening for a little Christmas get-together. After their regular monthly meeting everyone joined together in our living room for eating and fellowship. This was our way of thanking them for their service and leadership to our church and it’s mission. The menu included:

Brie with *Cranberry Compote DSC_0793

Scallops oven baked then pan seared in olive oil and thyme.DSC_0801

Cheese and crackers. Because a party needs cheese and crackers. DSC_0774

Veggie bowl with dip.DSC_0773

Ham baked with Peach Glaze (one jar of Peach Jam)DSC_0803

Tomatoes and mozzarella with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and oreganoDSC_0770

We also had Kale, Pepper and Onion quiche. I forgot to take a picture of the finished quiche, but took a picture of the completely cooked and intact egg yolk we found after the quiche had been eaten.DSC_0809

For dessert we had Fruit CakeDSC_0800

*Pretzels dipped in white chocolate and sprinklesDSC_0798

No Bake Cookies
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Kaitlyn helped place the food. We also served *Grinch Punch. It’s in the top right corner of the table. DSC_0805

We also made two kinds of chocolate bark. First was this milk chocolate and mint, which I don’t have a picture of. The second was *white chocolate with toasted almonds and cranberries drizzled with dark chocolate.

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I wrapped pieces of them in these snowman bags and passed them out as favors.DSC_0779

Daisy would like some please. some of anything. anything at all. DSC_0811

Grinch Punch: Place one 1/2 gallon of Lime Sherbet in a punch bowl and pour 2 liters of Sprite over the top. All done.

Cranberry Compote: Place 1/2 bag of frozen whole cranberries in a kettle with 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/4-1/2 cup water. Boil until cranberries pop and mixture thickens. Stir frequently.

Dipped Pretzels: Use coating chocolate for dipping anything. It will melt more smoothly, coat well and harden fast.

White Chocolate Toasted Almond Cranberry Bark: Step 1, using 1/2 cup of sliced almonds place in frying pan with scant amount of melted butter and toast slightly. Set aside. Step 2, Melt one package of white chocolate chips or coating chocolate. Spread warm chocolate on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Immediately spread 1/2 cup toasted almonds and 1/2 cup Craisins. Step 3, Melt 1/2 – 1 cup of dark chocolate. When melted drizzle over white chocolate, almonds and cranberries. Do not stir. Set in freezer or refrigerator overnight. When hardened break into small pieces and serve.

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