I love to learn from friends who know how to entertain, and I showed up a few minutes early to this holiday gathering thinking I'd be of some use to my friend Lynda (who throws the most incredible parties with amazing food), only to find an army full of well-trained kitchen helpers and no space for me. I felt kind of helpless, but nonetheless, I learned a lot from watching the ladies carry out their assigned tasks, and tried to make myself useful/invisible by hiding behind my camera until the guests arrived. The party started and the kitchen was clean, the sink was empty, and everything was in order. It was amazing!
As you can see, the food was just out-of-this-world good. It was only when I returned home that I realized that I only took like two pictures with people in them. Seriously, there are two pictures with people in them (and one of them is a portrait of little people who were showing me their favorite ornaments before they hurried off to bed!) During the party I was too busy eating to photograph the people who were there. Sorry, I'm pregnant, and my stomach comes first.
And let me tell you what, that peppermint trifle you'll see (far too often) below is quite possibly the best dessert I've ever had. Heaven, I tell you.
Fill-your-own goody bags. Yum!