So unintentionally, Mike and I have started a tradition to have a Christmas Party in our home each year. Because Mike teaches the College and Career Sunday School class, he and I wanted to open up our home.
Last years party was a success. We had fifty people show up. I made a turkey with mashed potatoes and a few of the trimmings....This year it wasn't as big of a turn out because we had it on a week night instead of a Saturday and a lot of the college kids had already left for the Christmas break. We still managed to get twenty people or so in the house for some Yuletide cheer.
I decided to be simple in my cookie preparation. Three kinds of cookies: Raspberry Linzer Bars, Decadent Pecan Carmel Brownies and Candy Cane Cookies (turned out to be not as simple as I thought).
Bethany showed up, that was a nice surprise.
We played taboo while Lizzie ran around.
We had a great time.
I love this picture of the Linzer bars in the oven. So Betty Crocker...
Here is a picture of the spread of food we had. Needless to say we had a lot of leftovers. I also made ca so dip and meatballs. I got the recipe from my step-mom, chili and grape jelly. Very tasty.
Can't wait till next year!