Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Food and Fun (I need both)

Since the switch in my brain flipped at midnight on November first I've been all about Christmas planning.

I have a Christmas Party every year. It's always been fun. (I think, I hope.) I love planning it. I love the decorating. I love the cooking. (I HATE the washing of all the dishes though.)

On the invitation (It's pretty much only family unless there's a close friend in the area) I request that everyone bring a dinner dish (sort of like a pot luck) and a two liter of soda or something. So the dinner part of the cooking is covered. It's also fun to see what everyone will bring.

We do a "Chinese gift exchange" too. I love that part. If you don't know what that is it's when each person brings a gift (Being the non-rich people that we are I usually ask that everyone brings something valued at 5 dollars or greater. It makes it easier for everyone to play.) and then we draw numbers and choose gifts and steal them from each other and it's a lot of fun!

We usually play games too. When I can think up creative games.

Also I failed to mention dessert. I usually take care of all the desserts. Christmas baking is so much fun!

Which brings me to the point of this blog . . . I'm looking for fun, easy, tasty Christmassy (or not) dessert recipes! (I'll also accept any suggestions for Christmas party games.) I have an array of thing that I could make but I always love getting new recipes. So I thought I would ask around.

Thanks so much, in advance, for your help!


Leigh said...

That does sound like fun! I love throwing parties too - the clean up isn't even that bad because hubby helps out a lot!

piecemeal people said...

I'm guessing that since you love Christmas baking, you probably already have a recipe for fudge that you love...but if not, you should definitely check out Rachael Ray's recipe for Five-Minute Fudge. It is so fast, so easy and SO GOOD (though I usually leave out the fruit - blech) - I always gets lots of compliments.

Thanks for stopping by my blog about a month ago, by the way, and for giving me some advice on making my blog posts show up on Facebook!

Jenni Jiggety said...


LaLa LaLa I can't heeeeear you! :-D