A Joyful Christmas Party

 

One of the joyous downfalls of anyone who tries to watch their weight is the number of Christmas parties. I try to watch what I eat, but sometimes it’s so hard! These pictures were taken at the home of Robyn and David, dear friends up the road.

With all the fabulous goodies spread around, I put on ten pounds just looking at it. So rather than eat too much, I decided to take pictures of it and show you. Not too many calories were consumed in the making of this post.

 

I am a “Featured Publisher” with foodbuzz.com, so when I found this video/recipe for a special brie baked in puff pastry on their website recently, I knew I had to try it. I made it for this particular party, and will make it again soon for another party! It made quite a hit at the party, and I’m afraid I did indulge.

 

Even here in Hawai`i we love the atmosphere of a fireplace. Believe it or not, at an elevation of 3500 feet, the warmth feels good. The crowd of people made an actual flame unnecessary this time, however.

 

Jaunty white bears were scattered around the house.

 

The extra potent eggnog was a family recipe from another friend. One cup was all I could handle, since I don’t drink anything else all year. There was also a “virgin” eggnog available, but I stuck with my diet tonic after one cup of the “real” stuff.

 

The flash on my camera wasn’t able to get the right light for all the pictures, so some are darker than they should be. It’s a good thing I took this picture early in the evening. You wouldn’t have been able to see the counter of pupus or table loaded with goodies for the mob of people gathered around.

 

We all rolled into our cars after such a grand feast, but it was worth every bite! Thank you, Robyn and David, for helping me get into the Christmas spirit!

Mele Kalikimaka!

2 thoughts on “A Joyful Christmas Party”

  1. Lucy, I have a recipe for a brie in puff pastry that is stuffed with chopepd apricots, nuts, brown sugar and a sprinkling of Grand Marnier (optional) All my friends ask me to bring that to parties…

    1. Oh, I’d love to have a copy of that recipe. The one I used calls for a generous slathering of a soft garlic cheese spread over the pastry, and again over the brie itself. Excellent stuff – and guaranteed not to have any calories, right??
      Aloha,
      Lucy

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