Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Say who wha????? When?!

Okay, so I just learned that I'm hosting a Christmas get together at my house this Saturday.

Husbands are fun, huh?

It'll be about 15 people, so not too big, fortunately.

But what should I serve? What would you serve?
I don't want to do a full Christmas dinner.
A variety of dips and trays of cookies?
Yummy Soup?
A casserole?
I want something easy. Ugh.

Hit me with your ideas please.

Oh, and before I forget, the winner of the Jingle Balls giveaway was Jackie G!

I have another giveaway coming up soon... Like coffee? Hmmm...


Unknown said...

How exciting!!
Here is my e-mail address:

Thank you!!


Joan said...

Oh I love the soup idea. Is chili too informal? That's all I want to eat when it's cold & snowy out.
OH, but a friend just made some delicious pumpkin soup... yum! Or butternut squash soup? How festive!

Funktional Threads said...

A soup or two, some good hearty bread (lots of butter) and comfy seating sounds like a perfect combination.

Jenny's Delights said...

oh yuck LOL I agree with a yummy soup and a lot of bread! I think that would be perfect, especially with the weather going on lately!

Lindsey said...

Will these people be mingling around your house while eating, or is it a sit down dinner type of thing? If they're mingling, I would avoid soups or anything that would be spilled and potentially ruin carpeting/rugs/furniture.etc. Something like Christmas cookies and finger foods would be better.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

It will definitely be casual. I don't do anything formal.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big wine and cheese fan. Aged Gouda (broken up) with red seedless grapes and some Pinot Noir is right up my alley!

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Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

This is the kind of hosting I love the most. Wish I would have known sooner and I would have sent you some easy Homemade gourmet dips...seconds to make. But without, I also think a soup. You can make it the day before and the spices mix. It's even better the next day. How about something different like a white chicken chili, taco soup or a potatoe cheese....

Definitely have a taco dip lingering around. Those are always a hit...and maybe a cheesecake dip served with some graham cracker sticks. :) Can I come>? hee hee
thanks for stopping by my blog...didn't mean to take over your comment section.

Unknown said...

I get the idea that everyone must LOVE to come to your house...that's a compliment from them because you're so fun they'll jump at an invite.

Depends on the group....whether it's kid & adults or a more grown up crowd. If it's a grown up growd....maybe heavy canapes easy for mingling. If it's more informal with kids....maybe a hearty soup and a store bought subway type sandwhich. Maybe a taco bar or baked potatoe bar...both are warm and easy to eat.

Just remember....the food is the secondary....it's your company they are looking for. :)

nic said...

well, i'm guessing by this point you've already planned the menu, but just in case...i love trays of little sandwiches, and i'm a huge fan of soup in coldish weather. i'm sure whatever you do will be perfecto!

The Downtown Boutique said...

A crockpot of soup or chili sounds great. We like to do the block of cream cheese with the Raspberry Chipotle Jam/Spread poured over the top. Serve with crackers. YUM! You can always get those pre-cut veggies and arrange them on your own platter. I think they have fruits done that way too. Then have a yogurt dip and a chocolate dip.