Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Decoration Party

The day after Thanksgiving we go Christmas crazy! I pull out all the Christmas boxes and turn decorating into a party. We dance, we jingle, we decorate, we play "remember when?" This is something we'd do anyway, I just make the food look special so everyone gets into the party atmosphere.

Essential elements include:
Santa hats for everyone
Loud Christmas music with a beat
Finger Foods to eat while decorating
Good Punch or Wassail
Food made from Thanksgiving Leftovers

Mashed Potato Soup (inspired by Leanne Ely)
It can't get any easier than this (especially when you are using Thanksgiving leftovers)

1 large pot of mashed potatoes (about 4 cups)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
grated cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper
pinch of thyme

Optional add ins
fresh parsley
ham or bacon
frozen peas

Make mashed potatoes. Add chicken broth and milk. Bring to an almost boil. Stir it up. Serve it up. Top with a little cheddar cheese.