there was a party at my house! I threw a Twelfth Day Tea on Sunday. I maxed out the available space in my apartment with the 15 guests who came (though, I guess one was tiny and didn't take up much space!). It was great to meet Jacob's daughter finally! Adorable!
Unfortunately, as she does not yet have teeth, little Charlotte couldn't help us eat the bounty of food we had. I made two savory dishes with Pilsbury Crescents--reuben crescent wraps (I believe the original name for them was "Crusty Reuben Bites.") and the same thing as a veggie version with Roasted Red Peppers, Goat Cheese, and Fontina Cheese.
I went a little baked good crazy the day before. I made some great molasses cookies (from Cooking Light--see here for the recipe), pizzelles, sugar cutout cookies, and scones (from a mix) while watching the Steelers devastating loss to Jacksonville. Everyone had sweets on the brain, because we had SO many baked goods that people brought, all DEEEElicious.
It was great to have everyone over for one last hurrah, especially before taking down the Christmas decorations. I was thinking maybe next time (because I want there to be a next time) I may do an open house, because while I LOVE having all my friends over, I could fit even more if they were spaced out. Maybe I should give timed tickets, like a museum! LOL.
The Christmas decorations are now down, and my apartment's feeling empty and non-festive. Fortunately, I have a lot of "projects" planned to keep my mind off of it! Here's one last wreath...