In case you thought I just stopped cooking cold turkey after our crazy baking week, I want to assure you that I didn’t.
In fact, I couldn’t stop. I kept seeing recipes I wanted to try.
And the family kept eating.
Side note: Any of these recipes would be perfect for Superbowl!
Peppermint Crunch Brownies. Roger Leroy noted that I seemed to be a little obsessed with chocolate and peppermint this year. Was there a point she was trying to make that I missed?
The chocolate chip cheese ball was delish! So easy and so good! We all think it should be renamed the chocolate chip cheesecake ball – sounds much more appetizing.
It wasn’t all sweets…
These hot ham and colby sandwiches are The Grunter’s favorites and Wizzy was kind enough to drive them up to him at work on Christmas Day. Hey people – quit going to the movies on Christmas Day!
The snotty Humpfreeze children and their father barely ate this homemade macaroni and cheese. A little too fancy for them. A little nutmeg and cayenne was very non-traditional and they said “It tastes weird.”
Food photography compliments of Scary Baby.
New Year’s Eve
The Grunter invited a few friends over for New Year’s Eve. No plans for food or drink when I check with him at 2:00 p.m. that day. He said he was “handling it” so I asked if he wanted a little help.
Off to the grocery with every single other person in our county and lines longer than Christmas Eve at Walmart and I bought a few easy things to throw together. Crockpot meatballs and taco dip. Pigs in a blanket you can barely see.
We all got drunk on this beer cheese dip. Just kidding but I really, really liked it.
I made a variation of the Buffalo Wing Chicken Dip too but PhilBillPaul hid it and ate most of the pan by himself. He gave the guests his scraps.
Nice of him to share the food with the rest of our crowd.
Scary Baby tried to get in on their wild game of Monopoly with some little sister guilt. It didn’t work and we made her go upstairs.
He asked his friends to bring drinks and chips at my suggestion. We aren’t sure what these were but no one opened them.
All in all – we finished 2010 with family, good friends and food.
When the ice melts, someone come and roll us out of the house…