So I had a lovely Thanksgiving.
It really was nice – my aunt and uncle had everyone over to their gorgeous home. There were appetizers and deep fried turkeys and wine and sweet potatoes and pies and plum pudding. We had a group of around 25 or so.
My uncle is certainly a Snickie supporter and I fully intended to take some photos of the spread. However, I got caught up in the day and forgot :(. Sometimes that will happen.
The rest of my Thanksgiving ‘break’ was spent with friends/fighting a cold.
The ‘friends’ part was good stuff – I reunited with my three best friends, two of which now live out of state. We managed to drink cranberry margaritas and Mad Elf on Wednesday night, followed up by buffalo chicken dip, puppy chow, and late night gyros. We tried hard to keep it classy but may have reverted back to our college ways. Again, sometimes that will happen :).
I spent more time with these darling ladies on Friday afternoon, at our ‘Annual Christmas Party’. What started as a group get together in high school has dwindled down to the four of us making and eating large amounts of food, exchanging gifts, and chatting for hours. This was officially the ’10th Annual Christmas Party’. This gathering contained a ‘new to me’ dip – Hoagie Dip. I would imagine you might only find this is Southwestern PA and I will admit I was a bit suspicious of the concoction. I will post the recipe once I get a hold of it, but I believe it contained deli meat, mayo, tomato, maybe lettuce and was served with rounds of italian bread.
Oddly enough, I liked the dip. Nostalgic. It reminded me of the ‘hoagies’ sold during elementary school fundraisers. Anyone else remember the distinct scent that would fill the hallways when those hoagies were stacked up for delivery?
Other items at the party included wedding soup, cookies, a fig/walnut/goat cheese crostini, egg nog, and greek dip. Yes, there were only four of us. Don’t judge.
Sadly, the day after the party, I felt sick/achy/congested. I curled up on the couch, ate espresso gelato, and watched crappy TV.
Fast forward a few days, and I am feeling better. Nothing mind-blowing has been happening in the Snickie kitchen, but I have been munching on some new items.
I hope to return to the kitchen this weekend. Stay tuned for some Snickie snacks 🙂