It's definately the holiday season around here. This has been a busy week so far, of holiday parties and lunches and it will continue into this weekend. But, isn't that what makes Christmas such a special time of the year - all the holly, jolly festive atmosphere and spending time with friends and family?
First, one of my friends hosted a beautiful lunch at her new home and it was just a lovely way to spend a few hours on a Tuesday. She served pretty champagne cocktails, a creamy potato soup and an amazing salad of fresh fruit and chicken salad with grapes and cashews. We talked and laughed about life and enjoyed each other's company so much.
The next day, my husband and I took a little road trip to a German style town about an hour away that is famous for their family style chicken dinners. It is also the home of the world's largest Christmas store, so they are all about celebrating the season. It's very touristy, but we love going there to eat some yummy home style, German food. The weather even added to to atmosphere, and if you look closely, it was snowing pretty heavily by the time we finished lunch.
Last night, my book club decided to do things a little differently this year and we made an outing of our holiday get together. First we went to the newest craze around here - an escape room. You are locked in a room and have one hour to solve clues and "escape". We had a great time and it definately required teamwork. Later, we went out to dinner (and wine) at a wood fired pizza restaurant. The atmosphere was great and we had a fabulous waiter that spoiled us with great service and even a decadant chocolate dessert on the house. We laughed a lot and enjoyed celebrating our friendship.
Tonight is my progressive holiday bunco party and tomorrow is a neighborhood party, so the Christmas fun continues.
Have a wonderful weekend.