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Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Soiree 2011

I love cooking for people. To me, there is nothing better than watching people enjoy the food that I made for them. Yes, it is partially due to the hello-fuzzy-feeling it brings, but it's more than that. I have an honest, pure, cross your heart and hope to die love of food. I love every single step: the planning; the agonizing; the cooking. Sharing this love of food with others is like Christmas morning.

This weekend especially.

I had a few friends over for one of my typical parties where I obsess over the guest list, cook way too much food, and send everyone home with leftovers. My friends love me. And my leftovers.

The menu for the party was:

Stuffed Mushrooms
Pesto Palmiers
Sliders (4 types)
  • Fried bologna with mustard
  • Turkey with pesto
  • Salami
  • Ham with havarti and brown mustard
Hummus with vegetables

There was also wine because in my humble opinion, you can't have a true holiday party without a little vino.

I ate about twenty of these. Yes, that is a hyperbole.

I ate about twenty of these. No, that is not a hyperbole.

All the recipes for these appetizers are super simple and absolutely delicious. If I could make them with only four hours of sleep (make of that what you will) then you know they're pretty fool proof. Recipes to come soon!

Have you guys had any holiday parties? Link them up in your comments! I love reading about parties :D


  1. No holiday parties really...I sort of ended up opting out of them but was wishing I hadn't this AM. Next year I suppose ;)

  2. Yum! Those little sandwiches remind me of the old movie nights I used to host. My mom would always make little sliders like that and stick them in the oven to warm and crisp up the bread. So delicious!

  3. I hosted a Christmas party on Saturday:


    I prepped for it the day before:


  4. I'm fretting over my Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner menu since I'm hosting this year. Panic has set in! :) You look like you had your party alllll under control!

  5. I'm so sorry to have missed this partayyy! When are you posting the cake you made for my bf's surprise party? Also reading this blog I can just HEAR you talk, which I think is important :)))))

    --Agnieszka, aka polishbabe