I’m going to spend the next few days trying to play December and Holiday Catch-Up! Then after that, I’ll *finally* talk about our resolutions. Bear with me as our life finally begins to slow down the next few weeks and I can blog more regularly about current topics!
First up? The Progressive Dinner (held December 10th)
This year, our annual Progressive Dinner was hosted by the Northsiders (which includes The Peanuts Gang!). As per usual, we did not disappoint (if I do say so myself) and we upped the game! Here is a run down of the houses:
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (traditional cartoon version)
A time crunch prevented some costuming on Aunt Lois’ part, but the food was delicious! From guacamole to quesadillas to warm brie to chicken wings to some pre-dinner drinks to salad, this house did not disappoint! The quiz was easily won by Riya and the kids enjoyed exchanging the first of our ornaments for the night!
The Peanuts Gang
We had our guests take a trip through the candy cane forest and explore the North Pole! We had the four major food groups and the house even smelled a bit like beef and cheese. With a pasta bar (including syrup and candy toppings!), this crew was on a carb overload! Jonathan took the prize for finding the most gum stuck under things (full wrapped packages), David won the prize for the best burp (the only one brave enough I think), and Kaeli dared to try her spaghetti and red sauce WITH syrup (GROSS!) Bill also had the World’s Best Cup of Coffee! And I hope it was actually GOOD!
The G Crew
Movie: A Christmas Story
Complete with dinner cupcakes, homemade todiefor chocolate chip cookies, and ice cold glasses of milk, this crew did not disappoint! We listened to the likes of Ralphie and his brother, spent time enjoying the tastes (and sights) of the food and were dazzled by the gingerbread tree created by Mr. G.
In other words, the Northsiders rocked it! Here are some pics of the night to be razzled and dazzled.