Archive for December, 2008

Christmas Party Appetizer & Dessert Ideas.

December 7th, 2008 3 comments

Thanks to my cherished friends (and sis) for delivering the wonderful Appetizers and Desserts to my 14th Annual Christmas Party.  It was a blast like always.  Michelle’s Pesto Loaf (above) was voted Best Appetizer.  Congratulations!  The recipe is linked below.

And every party needs a Fresh Vegetable Platter — Ours was over the top good with Yellow and Red Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers and more.  And continuing on down (L-R), this year we enjoyed Artichoke Dip and Chicken & Lemongrass Spring Rolls.

Chicken Tamales with Colorado Chili Sauce, Salami, Brie and Smoked Cheese with Crackers, and Fresh Homemade Salsa and Tortilla Chips.  The Salsa deserves an honorable mention for its restaurant quality flavor.  I’ve got to get the recipe.

Egg Rolls, Pesto Loaf, and Cream Cheese with Blueberry Preserves and Crackers.  Then moving on to the bakery quality Desserts prepared by Loretta — She took the prize for that category with her Lemon Bars, Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Icing, Magic Cookie Bars, and Chocolate Dipped Oreos and Graham Crackers as the Cake presents.

We had more than pictured here, but some photos didn’t quite make the quality cut.  I do appreciate ALL the food!  We mostly enjoyed Champagne, Chardonnay, Juice and Bottled Water, but many options were available.

This year I have a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree — It’s cute, don’t you think?  Here we are in a rare people picture on Nibbles of Tidbits.  I didn’t get my friend’s approval for the posted photo so it could come down if someone doesn’t like the way they look.  You know how some girls can be – HA. 🙂

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Winning Appetizer Recipe (Pesto Loaf) – pesto-dip-appetizer

Best Cup Of Tea.

December 6th, 2008 No comments

For the daily readers, I’ll get to the Christmas Party Appetizers shortly, but now I have to mention the luxurious Tea I’m enjoying.  What a treat!  One of my fabulous party guests gave me an amazing gift.  Have you seen this before?  I hadn’t.  It’s cute, practical and the Crimson Nectar Tea is a layered flavor explosion.  I love it all — Thanks again.

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Appetizer Ideas Coming Soon…

December 4th, 2008 No comments

I’m busy getting ready for my 14th Annual Christmas Par-tay, whereas each guest (close friend) brings an appetizer.  I award a PRIZE and RIBBON for the Best Voted Appetizer — It’s a super fun and yummy party.  It’ll be interesting to see what comes this year and every first Friday in December.  Check back.  🙂


Johnny Rockets TO GO For The Office.

December 3rd, 2008 No comments

I buy and a co-worker flies, and buys more for the office.  It works out well for a few lunch meals.  One of my professions requires that I work in an office across the street from The Irvine Spectrum, a fun place that offers a multitude of dining experiences. 

Today we were craving the #12 from Johnny Rockets — It’s a Hamburger I used to love.  I hadn’t had one in years.  And of course we had to compare their Chili Cheese Fries to those already posted on Nibbles of Tidbits.  A few others got Chili Cheese Dogs.  As you can see it was a low calorie lunch this day. 🙂

Although it’s not that far and we phoned in our order the last minute, the food didn’t travel well.  The Burger was a bit soggy and flat, but I’m glad to admit the tasty flavor was still there — I might want to eat it at the restaurant next time.  The Chili Cheese Fries are rated in a related post linked below.  And the Hot Dogs were good but messy and greasy.

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Cheese & Pickles That’s It.

December 2nd, 2008 No comments

Cheese and Pickles compliment each other so well.  I eat the combination often as a snack or appetizer.  Pictured here are two of my favorites, an Extra Sharp New York Cheddar Cheese and Bubbies Pure Kosher Dill Pickles.

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Shelly’s Diner Serving In December & All Year.

December 1st, 2008 1 comment

Happy December.  A friend gave this to me last year for Christmas.  I love it!  The lights flash like a real sign, my name is spelled correctly and it’s so darn cute.  I had to display it all year.  I told myself I’d put it away in January, but do I have to?  🙂

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