Merry, happy! A Boxing Day open house and a few days of respite

victoria —  December 26, 2006 — Leave a comment

Christmas was lovely, quietly spent at my mom’s. We did have to dash back for work today, bleh. But we got the weekend to spend with friends and family. On arrival yesterday we prepped for the Boxing Day party while Keifel added all the new pressie books to the Delicious Library database.

Today, I dashed by the grocery for those things I forgot to pick up or couldn’t pick up on Friday and came home and cooked up some goodies. I had made all the dips and spreads yesterday so they could meld and mellow. Today was mostly the mains, starches and salads. And while I did all of that Keifel and the Carpenter went to pick up the couch that we bought on Friday to put in our couchless living room. Couchless because after purchasing the couch on Friday, we came home and disassembled the futon of Doom and carted its broken hiney off to Good Will. Thankfully CSG and Carpenter brought folding chairs as backup, but the couch did arrive in time for its debut at the party.

A Boxing Day Menu
Pumpkin dip with cumin and caraway
Eggplant, green pepper and walnut spread
Pita breads and seeded flat breads
Marinated olives
Bulghur salad with cucumber and feta
Carrot and orange salad
Moroccan chicken with olives and sultanas
Red lentil soup
Fruited couscous
Dried fruit tray with halva
The remainder of the Christmas goodies
Black Cake
Oranges and Amaretti
Assorted beers and cider
Blackberry Italian sodas
Mint tea

Keifel was on the ball and got pictures of everything, including the couchless living room:

If we don’t get the couch we could just get more shelves for books

Dear, that’s hummus not a face mask.

Please find enclosed: some drunken sheeps, pigs and cows between the rum and bourbon balls

More desserts and the fruited cheese ball my mom sent (that’s black cake on the stand)

Sadly, I did not get the NASCAR Crock Pot for Christmas

And the new “tailored-taupe-faux suede sofa”

And on that note, I am bedding down for a long winter’s nap, knowing that I am not cooking for a party until Oscar Night. And to all a good night.



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