13 December 2009

Holiday Party Menu

Colby's watching Dexter right now and I can't bear to watch it. It's way too suspenseful for my taste and it makes me feel jumpy as hell. Instead, I'm in the home office (doors closed, of course) writing out the recipes for my Holiday/House warming party. You should probably come if you're in the Austin area. :) And just for a taste of what's to come, here's my proposed menu

garlic potato bites with prosciutto
hummus w/red+green veggies
sun dried tomato dip adapted from the Gourmet Today cookbook
baked brie wrapped in puff pastry
endives with mascarpone cheese and habanero jelly
gnocchi alla Romana (also from Gourmet Today)

chocolate chip cookies
rice krispie treats (because why not?)
rum balls (from Chris)
sugar cookies (from Baked)
coconut oatmeal cookies
thumbprint cookies (maybe)
gingerbread cookies (perhaps with a decorating station)

mulled apple cider
spiked hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps

3 comments:

Highest CD Rates said...

Yeah, that's a great list, i would love to taste all this at Christmas party. However, i could manage to cook only one or two out of the list. Nevertheless, i can manage with Apple Cider; if I am not wrong, i have learned it from your blog only.

Maria said...

Ooh put up the recipes for the potato bites unless it is secret :) And the brie mmm

julie k h said...

I was actually thinking about posting the potato things, but I've been trying to diet. :( Anywho, you basically make mashed potatoes (smoother and creamier is better than drier and chunky) and then you put them in a piping bag with a really big tip and then you make little swirls (like you would for the filling in deviled eggs) and then bake in the oven at ~400 or so until the tops brown (15ish minutes, but you should adjust accordingly with how your stove works)