Guys. I played this weekend.
Before my friends and I headed out to the ballet yesterday evening (it was my first-ever Nutcracker!), we had a cocktail hour at my house. And so, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon...I made food. And drinks.
Appetizers clockwise from top left:
Frisee Winter Salad
Potato and Onion Flatbread
Risotto Torte (center)
Crostini with Brie, Figs and Honey
Mine may look like a war zone right now, but the kitchen is one of my favorite places to play. And the six-or-so weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's are, like, filled with reasons to get in there and create delicious dishes, tantalizing apps, sugary confections, and pleasingly potent drinks!
Lucky for me, I get a whole week of cooking with my mom, starting Wednesday! Then, Kelly and Liz and I will tear it up in preparation for the Great Martini Shake-Off this NYE! So rev up your KitchenAid mixers...it's the most wonderful time of the year!