I am going to have a sunny tropical christmas, for the first time this year, so I had a Christmas Party as SOON AS WAS IN GOOD TASTE – namely december 2nd.
It was amazing! A jumper clad crew of 20 descended on the flat, sang their hearts out during our ukulele Christmas carol session and ate every bit of food I prepared. I made some North American Classics – seven layer dip and spinach dip in a bread bowl, along side some fancier things – homemade chicken liver pate and a filo-baked Brie with home made cranberry sauce.
This centrepiece only caught on fire once:
The ukulele sing-a-long was especially popular – but I learned that once you open the door to drunken singing, it cannot simply be closed again. Drunk people just keep singing.
We were kept in time with this handy internet discovery:
The aforementioned filo-wrapped baked Brie (namesake dish!) with homemade cranberry sauce on the side.