Celebrating Christmas with friends is the best thing and this year we had a party at our house, inviting some couple friends over for dinner. When you spend hours decorating your house for Christmas, it’s nice to share it with others and with a total of 13 of us, it was a fun evening. Two couples had to cancel at the last minute due to circumstances beyond their control. My best friend from Georgia, Wanda, was in Alabama for a family reunion and it worked out perfect for her to come to our party too and it was great having her spend the night with us and meet our friends.
As usually happens with couples, the girls hung out in the kitchen and the guys talked football in the other room. Most of these folks go to church with us.
I do think football was the topic of the night for the men. And who can blame them, since we are heading for a National championship game very soon. Roll Tide!
Guy talk going on.
Fun group of folks and we had some great food and fellowship.
We 7 girls decided we would camp out in the dining room (no boys allowed) and the conversation was lively and fun. Not to mention the food! Yum! You can see we all had filled plates.
I made that Chicken Alouette I told you about a few weeks ago and it was a big hit. Go over to Beth’s blog for the recipe, that’s where I found this tasty dish. I asked everyone else to bring a side dish and it was all so tasty and delicious. Everyone brought some fantastic food and we were all stuffed to the max.
But not too stuffed for The Pioneer Woman’s Best Ever Chocolate sheet cake, along with coffee beverages from the Tassimo hot beverage machine. I took orders for capuccinos and lattes and along with that chocolate cake…Oh. My. Word, was it all SO good. PW is so right, that cake is the absolute BEST ever. This was my first time making it, but it won’t be the last!
Merry Christmas from my house to yours. Celebrate with friends as often as you can.