Friend Christmas Dinner and Recipe Share

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Every year our friends have a get together around the holidays. The past couple of years we have done a friends-giving and a Christmas dinner but this year because of how busy we all were, we decided to just have a friends Christmas dinner. With the help of our good friend Vickie, Seth and I hosted the dinner at our condo. If you've ever been to our condo, you know it's not very big, but we had 11 people here and it was perfect. Seth's mom watched Mason so it could be an adult only party and we moved all of Mason's big toys upstairs and organized the rest of the toys so they were off the floor. I never knew how much room we had! The toys take up quite a lot of room on the floor and though it doesn't seem cramped, it is crowded.

Vickie, Seth, and I started cooking around 9:30am. Vickie and I started by making our desserts - Vickie made an apple pie (from scratch!) and I made mini pumpkin pies. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts (Costco seriously has THE BEST pumpkin pie!) and I thought it would be fun to make individual, mini ones. (Recipe below). After we made our desserts, I'll be honest, Vickie pretty much did a whole ton of cooking. She is amazing at cooking so she took the lead. We started prepping appetizers and went to pick up the ham. And then at 3:30pm all of our friends came over! It was a really fun night!

The menu included :

Pepperoni Bread
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Onion Dip and Chips
Cheese and Crackers

Main Course
Prime Rib
Honey Baked Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Souffle
Macaroni Pie
Broccoli, Corn, and Zucchini

Mini Pumpkin Pies
Apple Pie
Ice Cream
Whip Cream (for topping)

Champagne Sangria Punch
Sangria (made by Velina)
Seven and Seven's

Here were my contributions :
Recipe here

(I realized after I made them that we accidentally got pumpkin
instead of pumpkin pie mix. This made it a bit bitter and not so sweet.
I recommend double checking before purchasing!)


Not bad for my first time :)

Recipe here