Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Party, 2012

 
It seems like I have not posted anything for eons. I was sick for a week, flu, I think. John and I went to mass on Christmas eve and then opened presents, then went to bed. It was quiet but nice and I really needed my rest. My eldest sister, Fe from Illinois, brought my mom here on the 26th so I scheduled our Christmas party on the 27th. My mom will stay with me for 2 months. It worked out pretty well cause it gave me a few days to recover.
 
I had over 30 people so I decided to just set up for buffet. I used my Lenox Winter Greetings set, my favorite Christmas patterned dishes.

 We had lots of food, turkey complete with all the trimmings, sweet potato casserole,  ham, sushi, sweet and sour red snapper, steamed crabs, kare kare (a Filipino specialty) and palabok, another Filipino specialty with noodles, plus several desserts.


Here is our dessert table. We had fruit salad, flan, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, Cassava bibingka and various cookies and fudge and apple cranberry tea. I could not fit the cups on the table so I placed them on the hutch to the left of the table. The cups were all Lenox Winter Greetings also.

 It was very informal. I just placed the drinks on the round table in the kitchen.

 My mom who will be 95 years old in July. She looks so good and to think that at that age, she is not taking any prescription medicine. She only takes a fish oil capsule and One a day vitamin daily. And look at that skin!....hardly any wrinkles.
 Just as I said, very informal. The guests had a good time picking and eating the crabs with their hands, lol.
 My sister, me and my mom.
 The ladies, just chit chatting.
 We had a Cajun exchange gift afterwards. So much fun!
 We should have taken a group picture sooner cause some of the guests were already gone when I thought of it.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all had a nice Christmas holiday and will have lots of blessings this coming new year.
 
Thanks to the hostesses.
 
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