|Sunday:||Thai Chicken Peanut Noodle Soup|
|Monday:||Leftovers: Chili from the Freezer|
|Tuesday:||Orecchiette with Braised Broccoli Rabe|
|Wednesday:||Leftovers: Chicken Noodle Soup|
|Saturday:||Henricksen Annual Cookie Party!|
The rest of the week we're relying on leftovers (one from the depths of our freezer - Emeril's 5 Bean Chili) and a night out before we get to our annual holiday Cookie Party. We've been throwing an annual holiday cookie party for a little over 7 years now...but we can't take all the credit. This is actually a tradition that Christian's mother started when they first moved to Massachusetts, when Christian was about 16. When I became a part of the family a few years later and went to my first one I immediately fell in love with the idea of it. Bringing friends, neighbors and family together to share their favorite home-baked cookies, enjoy holiday beverages (like our Glögg - warm mulled spiced red wine), cheesy Christmas music and a good time. What's not to love? So while technically we don't serve any dinner at this party the extensive cheese & charcuterie plate and other nibbles beyond the cookies will be enough to hold us over for the night without formal dinner plans.