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Holiday Par-TAY 2010

No Fight Back Friday post, I’m afraid – we are having our annual employee holiday party tomorrow, which we host in our home.  So Beloved and I are working from home today (not a bad idea, as it is snowing quite hard outside) between cleaning the house and preparing food.

There was no struggle to decide what to serve this year; Beloved made an executive decision that besides the apple pie I bake for the party each year (one of our co-workers is a huge apple pie fan and I will send whatever is left home with him), rolls to make sandwiches and one of those huge tins that contains three types of popcorn, everything will be more or less on our diet, although I will be generous with the Splenda in a couple of dishes (cocktail meatballs and a sugar-free cheesecake).  I debated on whether or not to buy crackers for the spreads I’ll be serving – pimento cheese and the strawberry cheese ring (using sugar free strawberry preserves) – but decided to use sliced raw vegetables instead.

Anyhoo, this is what I’m serving:

  • Mixed Nuts
  • Spiced Nuts
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Meat and cheese platters with rolls and condiments for anyone who wants a sandwich
  • Crudité
  • Vegetable dip
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Strawberry cheese ring
  • Cocktail meatballs
  • Bacon-stuffed cherry tomatoes
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Apple Pie
  • Sugar-free Bavarian Apple Cheesecake

Not a bad little spread…but I better get on the ball, to say nothing of the bathrooms – why do we only look at our house when we’re having company?  Sometimes I think the only reason we have parties is so the house gets a truly good cleaning.

Have a lovely Friday, y’all, and an even better weekend.





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