Monday, December 27, 2010

Co Op: Celebrating with the Girls

We aren't ready for Christmas to be over yet so we thought we could still get by with Christmas posts at least til New Years! So here is one of several to come...

We have a long standing tradition of enjoying a family girl's lunch on Christmas Eve. Our favorite spot and the one we visit most often frequent is Bistro VG in Roswell. But this year we mixed things up a bit since we all wanted to see the latest Cirque show, OVO, in Atlanta. We booked our tickets and decided on a cocktail hour with heavy appetizers at my house beforehand.

I made popcorn that I popped in coconut oil and a dash of truffle oil. I tossed it with sea salt and rosemary and served it in paper cones that I made:

I also made a butternut squash, gruyere, and mushroom tart from Food and Wine Magazine:

We toasted with Almond Champagne from Trader Joes that is my absolute favorite:

Our other eats included Bacon wrapped dates grilled to perfection, cilantro shrimp, and of course delicious cheese and crackers. We ended with cookies and goodies from holiday bakes and swaps. For the finale we poured two different dessert sips, ChocoVine and 1921 Crema de Tequila served in edible chocolate cups.