I realize that I'm a little late on the draw but since this is my first post of the new year - I will officially wish you a Happy 2018!
I sincerely hope that you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season. I feel like December was somewhat of a glittery whirlwind at my house this year but I still enjoyed every minute of it.
Part of the reason for all of the busyness was the fact that we embarked on our first ever - "destination Christmas" in Lake Tahoe. It turned out to be an amazing adventure and all of the craziness and preparation that it took to make the trip happen was totally worth it. Lots of great family time and lasting memories made.
We left for our Christmas adventure just 2 days before Christmas and arrived home on the New Year's Eve. Unfortunately a misdirected suitcase led to a later than anticipated arrival back at home which meant that there was very little time to get ready for a New Year's Eve party.
We had a small gathering to ring in the new year and fortunately, I had prepped some easy appetizers and put them in the freezer before we left. Cocktail meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, a cheese plate and salsa with chips turned out to be a perfect New Years Eve dinner. A full day of traveling kind of threw us off our regular eating schedule anyway.
I whipped up a batch of these cute little cranberry brie bites to add to our menu as well. They were super easy to make and I was able to buy and store all the ingredients before we left for our trip so no last minute grocery store trip was needed.
Cranberry Brie Bites
Bake 8-10 minutes at 400.
Spending the evening playing games with my family while snacking on yummy appetizers is a perfect way to spend New Year's Eve, don't you think? Sometimes, last minute parties are the best parties.
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