We had a few friends over for our annual Christmas dinner party (this year it was an after-Christmas dinner party). We waited until the last minute to come up with our menu but I loved how everything turned out.
My favorite part was putting the "Cheers" bar to good use.
We filled Lee's decanter with bourbon, set out some other bottles we had on hand and chilled a bottle of champagne (I improvised and repurposed a decorative flower pot as an ice bucket). I also made this winter white sangria (subbing pomegranate seeds for cranberries).
We snacked on a beautiful cheese plate thanks to the new "W" monogrammed cutting board/cheese tray my mom gave us for Christmas.
For our salad course, I made wedge salads with iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, crumbled bacon, gorgonzola cheese and ranch dressing. I can tell you this: it did not suck. Wedge salads are totally underrated (or maybe just forgotten?).
Main course was twice baked potatoes, stuffed mushrooms and chicken cordon bleu. This picture doesn't really do it justice but yum-to-the-um.
After lots of chatting, some gift-opening and a little board game action, we served up a chocolate chip cookie skillet topped with ice cream. It was devoured before I could even think to take a picture.
It was a fun night and we can't wait for our next get-together. (Although Cammi probably can.)