Thursday, December 14, 2006

It Went Very Well

The party is over, and I am exhausted, but it went very well, so at least I'm happily exhausted. We talked, laughed, ate a ton, and then talked and laughed some more. My house was empty before 7:00 (the party started at 3:00), so there was still time to relax (read: fall into a coma at around 8:00).

I finally got to make a recipe I'd been wanting to try for a while, Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, and they turned out wonderfully. It was the first seasonal baking I've done so far and it really helped my mood (well, the absolute deliciousness helped my mood too). I'm now ready to pump Christmas carols through our speakers while covering myself in flour and doing seemingly endless loads of dishes in order to get all my Christmas baking done. Apparently my dad has baked about a dozen different kinds of cookies so far, so I predict I gain five pounds before the new year.

I'm still not ready to go out and buy gifts for everyone, but that's mostly because I hate shopping any time of year and this time of year is the worst. People might seriously be getting a dozen cookies and a $20 bill. I know I wouldn't mind that as a gift, so I hope they like it too.

Speaking of homemade gifts, when we were up at my parents' house late last month, my mom made homemade limoncello which should be ready to drink this weekend. She sent us home with a jar, and it's sitting in our refridgerator looking yellow and lemony, and I can't wait to try it. We mix it with a little soda water over ice, and it's one of the most delicious cocktails I've ever tried. Well, at least with store-bought limoncello. I can't wait to see how this batch turned out, and if it did turn out, I know what people may be getting for Christmas next year.


At 12/14/2006 1:04 PM, Anonymous audrey said...

Hooray! I'm glad it went so well! And thank goodness for chocolate pumpkin cheesecake bars, am I right?

At 12/14/2006 1:04 PM, Blogger RichM said...

I do hope someone thought to snap a picture of those bars before they disappeared, for us to gawk at. A picture of home-made limoncello would probably be nice and refreshing as well.

At 12/14/2006 1:06 PM, Blogger Kelley said...

I have been very curious about this limoncello business ever since Danny Devito's incident on The View. Honestly, I'd never heard of it before then. But I'm dying to try it - I'm always up for a good cocktail!

And those Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars sound like HEAVEN. I'm salivating just typing the words...

At 12/14/2006 1:36 PM, Blogger CPA Mom said...

I've never heard of limoncello. What is it? My address, for you to send it to me is....HAHAHAHA

At 12/15/2006 9:55 AM, Anonymous TB said...

I'm embarassed to say I don't know what Limoncello is, so I'm off to Google. The cheesecakes sound soooo good though.
You must be some kind of super hostess to have been able to pull that whole thing off on short notice. Nice work!

(And the good news is the shooters waited until after all the guests were gone to strike again. Yikes)


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