This year I held my Christmas-Holiday Party between Christmas and New Year. I figure, I personally am done with all the Christmas parties to go to, the shopping, our own family Christmas Eve dinner, and am ready to tackle my own event.
Here is what I made for the Christmas Party. You can prepare the sauces and desserts a day in advance. On the day is mostly assembling the food. Let me share with you what I did:
The gingerbread house above was store-bought whereby I added the marshmallow tree, the gummy Santas, Snoopy and candy canes bought from a nice candy store (Dylan's). I made my own egg white frosting with plenty of confectioner's sugar that I beat till it was stiff to use as extra snow and for gluing the candy trees and decor to the house. I happen to have always had the Christmas ornament of a Real Estate Agent and a Sold sign; so I stuck them down on 2 corners of the house this year instead of hang it as Christmas tree ornament.
For hors'd'eouvres, I ordered and bought already peeled and cooked lobsters and served them in individual containers with my own sauce.
|Above are the lobsters with miso-butter sauce, topped with black caviar and minced chives for decor.|
One of the desserts I served was the poached pears in wine with homemade chocolate ganache:
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R T O Y O U A L L!
Should you want the recipes of the food in this party, please let me know.
I also ordered a chocolate lemon cake from LA Burdick
It's my favorite cake and you can order this. Imagine chocolate layer cake with fresh lemon cream inside.
Ingredients were mostly from wholefoodsmarket.com