Friday, December 23, 2011

7th Annual Christmas Dinner with our Besties!

We recently had our annual Christmas Dinner with our best friends, Sherry and Trey. We have been doing it for seven years, and each year gets more yummy and more special! This year we were wise and put the kids down to bed first. Then everyone had a hand in making a part of the meal. We had good music, good wine, great food and lots of fun!

Our menu included:
Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips
Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Arugula and Gouda Risotto
Maytag Blue Cheese topped Filets - Webers Cookbook
Snickerdoodle Layer Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Drooling yet???

Richard chopping onions. Trey's Kryponite he  claims!

Sherry and Richard. Love both of the faces they are making!

Trey made the Blue Cheese Butter for the steaks. It was so perfect on a salty/peppery grilled steak!

Sherry's Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips. They introduced us to these at  Jasper's in Plano. I never liked blue cheese until I had these and now I love it! You must make these immediately! We used store bought chips instead of making our own and they did fine.

Don't scrimp on the blue cheese...go Maytag for sure!

Chorizo stuffed Poblano peppers. Holy Spicy!!!! They were really good, but go easy on the additional spice added because the peppers bring their own heat.

Trey stirring the Risotto

Richard bringing in the steaks. He is looking manly with the floral oven mitt on, huh? He can really make some great steaks though!

This is me stirring the Risotto. Notice the new haircut???

The meal once plated.

Table Setting

Snickerdoodle cake. A labor of love, but well worth it!


Thanks for a great night guys! We had so much fun! What's on the menu for next year????

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