|Some of the cookies!|
|Abe made a sushi Christmas tree!|
|Here I am fully outfitted by my Mom - including apron, earrings and tree shaped spatula!|
(Thanks photographer Tara!)
|Amazing 3-D star castle tree by Sarah K and Abe|
Showing off our creations (above and below)
This year we had 21 guests plus the three of us for a total of 24. For the cookies, as usual, I made two batches of White Velvet Cutouts, one of Sour Cream Sugar Cookies and 2 of Cut Butter Cookies (these are best of building cookie structures). We had two soups - a quadruple batch of Cheddar Chicken Chowder and a gallon of Tomato Bisque (from Publix). We also have Publix to thank for a small tray of vegetarian finger sandwiches (egg salad and pimento cheese salad). Sloppy Joes completed the menu. This year we made 5 pounds of meat - 3 pounds ground beef and 2 pounds ground turkey with 4 cans of regular Manwich and one of Bold. We had plenty of leftovers of everything to send home with guests. :)
Thanks to everyone who came out and made our evening so much fun!