Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Gourmet Christmas Dinner 2009

Before our family arrived, we attended the annual
Gourmet Christmas Dinner
hosted by our friends the Fowlers.
(Ok, so last year was the first one, but we loved it so much it's become a tradition)

Melissa is an amazing hostess

This year the menu was as follows, with each couple providing one course:

First Course
Hot Mulled Apple Cider
Boursin Creamed Spinach Dip

Second Course
Field Green Salad with Toasted Goat Cheese
Cheddar Cheese Scone

Main Course
Pork Medallions with Mustard-Chive Sauce
Caramelized Carrot Risotto

Fourth Course
Gingerbread Cake with Spiced Creme Anglaise and Caramelized Apples

Besides delicious food and great conversation we enjoyed a game of Snapdragons, a Fowler family Christmas tradition. And anyways, "Any game involving fire and liquor is always a great idea, especially if you are Mormon."
(thanks for the quote Meliss)
exciting, scary, fun, scary.
We may have almost burned the house down. Or maybe that was just Melissa's hair

Thanks for a memorable evening everyone!

Until next year...


Melissa said...


Faye said...

I was wowed by the recipes you sent of your gourmet dinner - but now I'm in awe of the fancy table setting. Holy cow!!! You've got some classy friends.

Randy and Tiffany said...

im jealous. of this fun dinner party. and of your amazing friends.