Monday, December 7, 2009

The Holidays Begin!

Wow, I haven't blogged in almost a month- but it has been crazy getting the store and my home ready for the holidays. We kicked off the holiday season with a party in my home with many of my dear friends and customers. My best friend Lynda, flew up from Atlanta to prepare the food- crab cakes, prosciutto and mango chutney with brie bites, beef tenderloin with a mustard tarragon sauce on baguette slices- yum, yum, yum. But we cheated a bit and bought Sam's Club cakes and embellished them with fresh nasturtiums, and raspberries and mint. While Lynda made a Gruyere tart with fresh pears, and a goat cheese log with apricots and dried strawberries, we also found beautiful layered cheeses at Sam's to supplement our presentation.

Guests were greeted with Kir Royals served in a small antique glasses. They were able to serve themselves refills from the champagne bucket, as Santa watched from the back of his reindeer.

The guests received recipe booklets with all of the recipes served.

Upcoming blogs will feature holiday decorations from this event - so be sure to check back!

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