2011 Pike Family Christmas!

Saturday marked my fourth Pike Family Christmas! I can hardly believe it!

This year, z and I hosted the appetizer and dinner portion! We called it a modified progressive dinner ;)

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Before getting everything ready, I made a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free holiday cake for my little buddy Miles who has food allergies! I think it came out pretty nicely!

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I made meatballs for the first time to have for appetizers. It’s half beef and half Italian sausage with onion, spinach, basil, soy milk, flax egg, salt and pepper.

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I browned them on all sides before putting them in to the sauce.

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The table is set!

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This Fenton serving tray was Grandma B’s and I was so happy to use it! Cheese, crackers, grapes, carrots, and barbecue shrimp!

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Super easy rolls.

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The main dish: Seafood Stew courtesy of SG! Thanks Sarah!

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Here’s little Miles really, really enjoying his soy milk!

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Louis enjoyed having his buddy to play with!

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Time to eat!

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It would not be a Pike Family Christmas dinner without these napkin holders, so SG brought them over!

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Everything was delicious!

After dinner, Miles had to go to bed, so we met up over at the G’s house a little later for dessert!

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Sarah made this amazing 6-layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake!

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Gorgeous!

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What’s dessert without beer and champagne?

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Classy ice bucket for some classy ladies ;)

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I mean seriously…look at this:

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What a great celebration with our amazing friends. T & D, we’re sorry you couldn’t be there!

 

Cheers to wonderful friends and amazing dinner parties!! Another successful Pike Family Christmas Dinner!

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