As promised in my previous post, here is the second half of the Christmas party, the food part! My previous post featured all the glorious floral arrangements (constructed so artfully by my grandma) and can be viewed here. Really, you should check them out, they really are breathtaking, she did such a wonderful job with them. They were catered to each room they were placed in and fit is just beautifully - I answered questions all night long from guests wanting to know who did our flour arrangements!
Here is my mom's and my contribution to the festivities. We stuck with a southern classic Christmas theme, as our home is a colonial Williamsburg replica, and everything turned out simply scrumptious. Feel free to browse all these great pictures, provided by my sister, and ask any questions you'd like!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
|Our hot appetizer table|
|Crab Cakes with Creole Remoulade|
|Trio of Homemade Mustard for the Biscuit Sandwiches - Cranberry Mustard, Sweet and Spicy Mustard, and Grainy|
|Country Ham on Chive Biscuits|
|Poinsettia Sipper - lime and cranberry sparkling cider|
|Peanut Brittle (my favorite part of the holidays - these bowls had to be put is rooms very far away from me in order to stay full.)|
|Woodford Reserve Bourbon Pecan Fudge|
|Homemade Cookie Tray, filled with family recipes|
|Spritz cookies, Miniature Pecan Pies, Austrian Jams, and Peanut Butter Blossoms|
|Spinach Dip - complete with a crunchy water chestnut finish|
|Goat Cheese Log with Cranberry Jam|
|Festive Fruit Platter|
|Asiago, Parmesean , and Italian Herb Pita Crisps|
|Spicy Spinach Pinwheels|
|Olives and Cornichon Pickles|
|Stuffed Strawberry Tomatoes|
|Cheese Platter with Fig Jam|
|Our cold appetizer table, complete with our Egg Tree in the corner!|
|Me before the party, making sure everything is in it's place...|
|... and me after everyone has left and all the clean up was complete.|