Festive Friday! Er…Thursday!

December 18, 2008

I spent the afternoon assembling our Christmas cards. I mostly just do them because I love receiving them and want to share the fun of getting a hand-addressed card in the mail. Too bad the inside of ours were done on a printer :)

Karen brought over a plate of goodies her friend baked. I had a bite of one of the scones for a snack around 5:00. Lunch was holding me over well! The rest are on top of our fridge. Wait – don’t remind me of that now that it’s late at night!!


We weren’t due to our party until 7:30. I had planned to have a yogurt + a salad for a light dinner but wasn’t that hungry. But around 6:30 I figured I should have a little something so I just has some Kashi GoLean Crunch, Puffins, soy milk + a tiny bit of Barney Butter.


Christmas Reject Party

My friend Ellen hosted a Christmas Reject Party at her house for a bunch of friends and neighbors. I LOVE PARTIES!!! We had a ton of fun 😎  (Note my Hello Dollies on the edge there!)


I started by sharing a Blue Moon with the husband. He got 2/3.


Followed by half a New Castle – a favorite beer of mine!


And some fooooood! I filled most of my plate with fruits and veggies complemented with a grapeleaf, pitas, a stuffed pepper, a nugget, a meatball and some cheese.


Followed by 1/4 a glass of Chard.


Followed by another meat ball, some blue cheese, a cracker and a few more grapes!

Followed by dessert!! I had a small cookie, a Hello Dolly and split a Cheesecake Shot (non-alcoholic – just cheesecake topped with butterscotch in a shot glass – A.mazing!) with the husband. I wanted a second but decided I’d had enough.


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Some red – plus a sip of Kelsey’s magical Limoncello Vodka Lemonade!


We played the Dirty Santa game where you steal presents. I brought a package of VitaMuffin mix that had been in my pantry for over a year. Don’t think I’ll be making it! Anytime I get a baking craving I want to make something from scratch. We ended up with this DVD.


And someone got someone’s edible undies!! Ewwww!! But of course being a festive group we had to taste them. My friends told me if I ate it I had to put it on the blog, so here’s my bite!!!! It was quite disguesting and tasted like plastic.


More nibbles –

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I may have had another cookie half too! And perhaps another piece of blue cheese. It was getting tough to record them all!

Too many pieces came out of this great sweet sesame mix too –


I’m home and very pleased that I didn’t over-drink tonight. I know I’ll feel OK come morning. The key tonight was sipping instead of gulping (and perhaps starting with a beer that slowed me down). I’m sure I over-ate calorie-wise, but that’s all part of the ebb and flow of the Squiggly Line Effect of maintenance. I am rather thirsty though!

The husband has requested sleeping in tomorrow (he’s been up for 21 hours!) instead of working out in the morning, so of course he needs to sleep! He’s due at work around 11 am. I’m already looking forward to a leisurely morning beginning with some fresh oats :)

G’night all!

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1 Victoria December 18, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Oh man, those undies looks gross. The Hello Dollies, however, look gooey and delicious.


2 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 18, 2008 at 11:34 pm

oh boy oh boy kath-do u think u could find that sweet sesame mix recipe?



3 Jen December 18, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Ugh, Lost In Space…don’t bother watching it unless you are desperately bored and the cable is out! Looks like a fun party – good for you for not overdoing it on the booze (always my downfall at festive parties….heck, at any party, lol)


4 Oh She Glows December 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Looks like you had a fabulous party!!! I laughed out loud about the edible panties thing…so gross but so funny. 😀

Im glad you didn’t over drink! Great job on the sips instead of gulps. heh.

have a great sleep!!!



5 Halie December 18, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Oh my g’ness, edible undies….too funny.

I’ve only seen dessert shots in restaraunts, I love how there were homemade ones!

Sleep tight!


6 Mel December 18, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Oh I love Newcastle too. I haven’t had one in awhile.

That party spread looks fabulous! Glad you had a great time!


7 BethT December 18, 2008 at 11:56 pm

If anyone had a problem with homebrewing, I can’t wait to see the reaction to edible undies…HAHAHAHAHAHA! Hilarious.


8 Megan December 19, 2008 at 12:16 am

Sounds like a fun party. I wish I could try one of those cheesecake shots!


9 Moran December 19, 2008 at 12:48 am

I LOVE sweet sesame mix!! Its very common where I am from!
Looks like the party was awesome!
Have a good night!!


10 KatieTX December 19, 2008 at 2:08 am

I always wondered what those tasted like….I don’t plan on trying them anytime soon!


11 Erica December 19, 2008 at 6:07 am

WOW the food at that party looks incredible! Love the little shot desserts! You didn’t want the edible undies? 😉


12 haya December 19, 2008 at 6:10 am

what is a christmas reject party?


13 Tina December 19, 2008 at 6:17 am

Love that the edible undies made it on the blog! :)


14 zestycook December 19, 2008 at 7:07 am

That party looks fun Kath, I am so impressed how you can eat so little and not make a pig out of yourself. I tend to go the pig route :)



15 VeggieGirl December 19, 2008 at 8:13 am



16 thepinkpeppercorn December 19, 2008 at 8:17 am

hahahaha quite the party with those undies!!! Looks like you all had a fun time – Merry Christmas!


17 rhodeygirl December 19, 2008 at 8:23 am

sounds like a fab party! i love this time of year!


18 MizFit December 19, 2008 at 8:25 am

I loathed lost in space…until I was forced to watch it 207342347 times with the Husband.

it grew on me.

(if youre in my hood today stop by…Im fundraising for a shelter and donating per comment)


19 Courtney (Eat The Whole Thing) December 19, 2008 at 8:33 am

Edible Undies…so funny! Yummy treats…sounds like a fun night!


20 Shelby December 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

So many goodies!!! YUM!


21 caitlin December 19, 2008 at 9:09 am

ahahah why was it a christmas “Reject” party?


22 K December 19, 2008 at 9:11 am

Haha – that sounds like a great party! Edible underwear?! Ha!


23 Christy December 19, 2008 at 9:39 am

Looks like you had a great time! I love the Cheesecake shots! That is a great idea! I just made 2 pumpkin cheesecakes yesterday for our office party. One question, what is a Christmas reject party?


24 Mara December 19, 2008 at 9:45 am

This is the 2nd time in like, 2 days that I’ve seen that sesame mix…the first time was in a bowl at a holiday potluck!


25 Allison K December 19, 2008 at 10:13 am

Those edible undies…look like fruit roll ups. mmm..plasticy fruity goodness. :)


26 JENNA December 19, 2008 at 10:16 am

the party looks so festive!!


27 Kath December 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

Holiday Reject because we were asked to bring a present that we rejected – something from home or a re-gift (I think!

I totally meant to blog about your fundraiser at breakfast but forgot. I’ll get it in at lunch. What a great cause!



28 Carolyn December 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

Ok, I so need to get a recipe for cheesecake shots…any chance of that? Did you drink them or was there a spoon. I think it is such a great idea.


29 Erica December 19, 2008 at 11:10 am

Look like a fun, and delicious, party! We play the Dirty Santa game at my in-laws, too! Fun fun!


30 runjess December 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm

My squiggly line is going to do poorly these next two weeks.


31 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I would love a cheesecake shot right now!! But with the alcohol included :)


32 Christina December 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm

The sweet sesame mix sounds incredible! Do you have the recipe?


33 Kath December 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Carolyn ,
I don’t have the recipe, but it was literally just a regular cheesecake mix in shotglasses instead of a pie dish. I’m sure you can find a similar one on Google.

The mix was store-bought – I think she said from the dollar store??



34 Aggie December 19, 2008 at 8:27 pm

We like the same beers…those are two of my faves! I’m laughing about the edible underwear….gross! 😉

I’m with you on not drinking as much, great strategy with the sharing, maybe have to try that along with sipping not gulping, lol.


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