Thursday, December 3, 2009

Let it snow!

My warm feelings from party #13 have kicked me into the holiday season with the peace and joy of a Folger's commercial.  After two days of carols and multiple visits to, my family is poised and ready for a bohemian Christmas complete with baked goods, homemade gifts, and old school Christmas movies. Add to this the beautiful possibility of a Houston snow storm and I have the perfect ambiance for a holiday preparation party.  Party #14 is not a lunch or a dinner party, it's a baking party.  Friends have decided to spend their afternoon enjoying spiked coffee and baking up some lovely Christmas presents.  Of course, I will reward all of the hard work with a soul warming meal fit for a snowy day.

Emeril's Kicked-up Coffee Drink
Raspberry and Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Smoked Turkey Lentil Soup
Fresh Salad with Radishes and Bacon
Warm Crusty Bread

A service call has been placed for my fireplace and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown is in the DVD player.  Where's Norman Rockwell when you need him?

Wine Note: Food & Wine magazine paired this soup with a full-bodied Vouvray or an Oregon Pinot Noir.  We'll see what comes through the door! 

1 comment:

  1. sounds like fun. hope i can make it to party#14. is it friday, 4th!?!?