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Monday, January 2, 2012

Merry Makes this Christmas...the Christmas Party

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!


  1. Ooh! You did the grape jelly meatball thing- How did they turn out? I gotta try that.

  2. It was really yummy...and so easy...