Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday dinner at our home


This weekend, we hosted a holiday dinner at our home with close friends. Husband spent all day making an elaborate and delicious menu of brisket, baked mac and cheese in individual ramekins, and maple bacon brussels sprouts. I contributed a festive holiday drink and dessert, as pictured below.

Honey sage gin fizz -- I've always thought gin tasted like Christmas tree (not that I've ever had a mouthful of Douglas Fir) so I wanted it to be the base for our holiday cocktail. I found the recipe here.

Pistachio brittle -- Husband is allergic to peanuts but sometimes he'll buy me peanut brittle anyway because I like it, so I wanted to make an alternative treat he can enjoy too. It's so easy to make and addicting to munch on! Find the recipe here.

19 comments:

  1. The brittle looks delicious!! :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  2. You look beautiful! Pistachio brittle sounds absolutely dangerous!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  3. Love your christmas look, you looks so cosy

    Xx
    Esther

    estellelamode.com

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  4. très jolie cette petite robe :)
    Bisous
    Yu'

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  5. you look gorgeous! your peanut brittle sounds delicious!

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  6. Absolutely STUNNING! I love that dress! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  7. Such beautiful embroidery on that dress! That brittle looks fantastic.

    http://www.xjole.com

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  8. Looks like a great holiday get-together! Your decor looks so festive too and I just love that velvet dress.

    xo, alison*elle

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, I love your sweater! Your blog is amazing and I am now following you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. Everything sounds delicious!

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  11. Ohh, the drinks and snacks look so good! Especially in a mason jar with handles, I love that look!

    You also look amazing in that gold detailed dress with dark lips!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  12. Dear Carolyn, you look beautiful and at ease - like the ideal hostess is supposed to be (while I tend to freak out a little when I've guests over). The dinner must have been delicious, and the drinks look inviting.I'm your newest follower, stop by if you like.kisses Coco

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  13. You and Mig are amazing hosts!!! mmm baked mac and cheese....::drool::

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  14. so gorgeous!!
    love the styling and how festive the photos feel!
    xo,
    nancy

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  15. Yum! You and your house look lovely. I adore that dress...so festive ;)

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the brocade top!! amazing look :)

    xoxo, Tiffany
    http://lamstyleguide.blogspot.com

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  17. You look stunning in that dress! Happy holiday!

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  18. Hi there! Your blog is so beautiful and fun.
    All that food looks so yummy!
    And I love your dress :-)

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn