This year I'm mixing up the menu for this party:
Hot butter rum is OUT! Champagne cocktails are IN!
Vast arrays of cheese are OUT! So are crudites and dips.
Small baked one-bite appetizers are IN!
Homemade macaroni and cheese are OUT! Spanakopita is IN!
Pears poached in Riesling are OUT! Pear granita is IN!
Sparkling wine cocktail: Poinsettias
sparkling cranberry and apple juice
Wines with dinner
TJ’s crab cakes & aeoli (surprisingly good for a store-bought item)
Marinated Manchego cheese, quince paste, and fennel flatbread
Stuffed mushrooms (I thought they looked like poo, but they tasted great)
Chocolate peppermint bark
Fruitcake (no jokes, please!)
Cream of tomato soupDESSERT
Green salad with clementines and pear
Pear Riesling granita
Candied rosemary garnish
Oh, and can't forget the favor bags.