It's a lot of work but worth every bit of effort!
There were 15 of us this year - we lost a couple at the 9th hour.
Marjie & g had questions on the last post, I'll answer 'em here...
Marjie - I made the candy cane ice cream twice now and it didn't get eaten as well as the other desserts. We don't eat very much ice cream in the winter so I skipped that one this year - only made the eggnog and french vanilla.
g - the Christmas dinner started a long time ago (this was the 12th in the house and maybe 5 or so before that in the apartment) as a way to plan a December get-together with some of our friends. The first year, Hubby decided it would be a good idea to make an actual turkey dinner as we were either at his parents or mine for Christmas Day and we didn't make our own turkey. By the end of the first dinner, it was tradition and we've done it every year since. Started with 8 people and when we moved, we could sit more people and it's usually 14-18 people now.
The french vanilla ice cream is straight from the KA booklet.
The eggnog ice cream is from cdKitchen.com Eggnog Ice Cream w/Hot Buttered Rum Sauce and btw, the rum sauce is also excellent !
This is a final pic of ALL the cookies right before I packaged them up. Absolutely no idea how many I actually made.
Some pics of the evening - we ought to (but don't) take a group shot. I think I picked pics that managed to account for everyone. Notice in the first pic, hubby even managed to get himself in the reflection of the window !
Every person except 2 owns dogs and we had 5 four-legged creatures hoping for treats during dinner. Afterwords they all grabbed a lap and crashed.
...and has anyone ever seen a dog sleep like this. I think Charlie was a contortionist in a past life LOL
It was a fabulous weekend !
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