I can't believe Christmas has already come and has its foot out the door! We had such a fun and very relaxed year, because we didn't travel. Somehow, a simple plane ride gets me so frazzled.
Nels and I didn't even have to go anywhere for the Broberg Christmas Eve Party. It was at our house: my first time hosting! I'm so grown up. Going for casual and awesomeness, it wasn't a meal, per se, but an appetizer and dessert food affair: mostly finger food. But slim pickings there were not! We had an apple cranberry tart, cheese and crackers, chips, hummus, crackers with two kinds of cheese, avocado tomato cheese bean dip, fruit shish kabobs with tangy fruit dip, souffles, veggie tray, *butternut cream cheese fondue, *homemade hot chocolate with *homemade cranberry almond white chocolate biscotti (a real winner, in my opinion), *cinnamon rolls, *mini cheesecakes, and *pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Oh, and water. With lemon. Needless to say, there was something for everyone, and no one left hungry.
All this and a partridge and a pear tree. Thanks everyone for your fancy dishes! It was quite the non-meal!
After we ate til our cheeks were like roses and our noses like cherries, we had a few musical numbers. All were lovely and notable and will be posted later, but here is one particular highlight we can't resist sharing:
Starring Kelly Echols, Jay Burton on guitar, and featuring a foam trumpet improvisation from Clement Burton, and a bit of scat singing from Calvin Broberg.
Merry Christmas, family and friends!
*dishes made by me!