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Christmas is a very special time of year. It’s a time to honor God and to enjoy our families. As I look back upon the year, I realize that I’m very thankful for my many friendships. Each year I host a ladies Christmas luncheon to say thank you to my very close friends.
When you arrive, I have a cocktail waiting for you. I love to make my guests feel special by having an interesting cocktail to welcome them. We had Pomegranate Martinis.
A number of years ago, as I made my way through the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I realized that something was missing. I host a lavish Christmas Eve and a smaller event on Christmas Day, both for my family.
But, as much as I love my family, I realized that the “something” I was missing was that I needed to celebrate this wonderful time with my friends, as well. That began my annual ladies Christmas luncheon.
While we’re busy decorating and shopping and wrapping and baking and writing cards and everything else we put into this holiday don’t forget to take time to celebrate your friendships.
Each place was marked with a little gift for each of my friends. I was anxious to use my new Mikasa plates that I got from Christmas Tree Shop. I chose the mistletoe design and the holly design.
We started with shrimp cocktail followed by creamed mushroom chicken tarragon upon a pastry shell, grilled baby zucchini topped with pomegranates and a salad of mixed spring greens with red pears, parmesan shavings, candied walnuts and a lemon, olive oil dressing.
Lots of red and green! It’s so hard to take food photos in the midst of entertaining, but I snagged one so I could share it with you. The grilled zucchini don’t look too appetizing, but they were tasty!
Hope that you make time to enjoy the season – with your family AND your friends.