Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

6th Annual Couples' Christmas Party

















Cheese & Crackers
Chips & Salsa
Spinach Vegetable Dip in Sourdough Bowl
Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Trader Joe's)-My favorite!
Mini Hot Dogs in Pastry Shell (Trader Joe's)
Olives, Carrots, Pickles
Nuts
M & M's
See's Candies
Cheesecake (Trader Joe's)
Raspberry Tart (Trader Joe's)-A big hit!
Easiest-ever Shortbread Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam or Lemon Curd (Paleo)
Sparkling Cider
Hot Cider
Hot Tea
Coffee
Pellegrino

Friday, December 19, 2014

Easiest-ever Shortbread Cookies

Easiest-ever Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter to consistency of whipped cream (I just whipped it a bit it doesn't get light and fluffy like I expected.)
Sift the powdered sugar, cornstarch and flour and add to creamed mixture (I just used the mixer.)
Then add vanilla (Though I have added it during the butter step.)
Drop on ungreased baking sheet and cook for 20 min on 350
My oven was hot so I cooked them for only 15-17 min. The peaks or edges might be slightly brown.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annual Couples' Christmas Party




Shrimp platter
Crescent Dogs
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin
Grapes
Cheese and Crackers
Relish Tray
Walking Taco Dip, Salsa and Chips
Mixed nuts
Cookies: Shortbread, Maple Pecan, Chocolate Chip, Cowboy, Peanut Butter
Peanut Clusters and Peanut Butter Balls
Checkerboard Mousse Cake
Log Cake
Tea
Sparkling Cider
Hot Cider
Hot Chocolate