Saturday, December 12, 2009

PEEPS- Festive -Smestive

I simply love hosting a party. Especially my "Festive/Smestive" holiday party.  16 in total, we removed the living rooms chairs and extended tables right into the living room.  My centerpiece was found branches adorned with glitzy ornaments.  The cloths were simple white with black velvet runners. Linen napkins, vintage mismatched silverware and the absolute best find ever, silver plated (more like spray painted) faux stag horn candelabras from Home Sense.  I tried hard to use local ingredients, including a lovely ham made by Florence Meats in Oakville.  According to the butcher, "it isn't pumped full of "all that stuff like other hams".  I used honey for the cornbread from Williamsburg, Ontario, Ontario Tomatoes, Basil and Potatoes.  Desert was a Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Phyllo Buttertarts which took several trial runs (happily tested by the gang and Mynt Hair Studio.  Recipes to be posted on Recipe Mondays.


Assorted Cheeses with HOT Red Pepper Jelly
Tomato and Basil Soup

Baked Ham with Mango Chutney, Orange and Mustard Glaze
Baked Beans with Maple Syrup
Oven Crisped Potatoes and Onions
Meatballs (President's Choice)
Mixed Salad Greens

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Phyllo Buttertarts
Homemade Vanilla Icecream

Preceeded, Accompanied by, and Followed by Wine, Wine and more Wine. Even though we had at least one wine expert present, I am afriad the pairings were random, haphazard and likley completely inappropriate.

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