Holiday Party 2013

Our annual winter holiday party is done and the house is quiet once again. The gathering was a success with a mix of friends and family making merry into the next morning. We received many compliments on the various food offerings. Here’s a list what we served.

Appetizers
Baked Brie with Mango Cranberry Chutney
Cheddar & Scallion Scones (based on this recipe from King Arthur Flour)
Curried Chicken Turnovers
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
Roasted Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Endive Spears with Fig-Onion Jam, Queso Fresco and Pistachios
Cucumber with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
Pickles & olives
Cheddar & White Stilton with Cranberries
Assorted Italian Meats

Main Dishes
Spiral cut ham
Cauliflower with Saffron and Pasta
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts
Fennel and Orange Salad
Homemade Rolls

Desserts
Petit Fours
Spiced Coconut Date bars
Mixed Nut Butter Brittle
Gingersnap Cookies
Peppermint Bark
Dark Chocolate Bark with Fruits and Nuts
Meringue Cookies

I’ll be posting recipes for some of the items here as time permits. I’ll try to come back and add links. If there’s a recipe your interested in that doesn’t have a link please let me know in the comments and I’ll point you in the right direction.

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