Ah, Christmas. My calendar is always full during the month of December; the month goes by in such a whirlwind that the calendar through before I even have time to think. It’s not that I’m Miss Popular, it’s just there are always so many things to do, events to attend and shopping to be done! Last week kicked off the busy party time for me.
Tuesday, Jonathan and I were his parents’ guests at the annual City Sales Club Banquet. It’s always a lot of fun, and the last two years the food has been fabulous. I was a little concerned about the offerings, as I have been cutting back on meat and I wasn’t really in the mood for steak, which we’ve had every year—until this year. I was pleasantly surprised with the menu 🙂
I’m not typically a big salad eater, but I like mixed greens more than romaine salad. The dressing and fruit was a tasty addition, and the nuts really complemented it all well. (That’s what she said.)
Then came the meat of the meal—literally. I was so pleased to find that salmon was on the menu! The fish was topped with a medium-spicy salsa, with veggies on the side and a potato.
For dessert, we had tiny chocolate tortes that were insanely rich, with a berry sauce drizzled on the side.
I feel like such a bumpkin at these dinners sometimes. I’m all, “Golly, y’all dinner AND dessert! Dang!” This year I actually took pictures of the meal, so I really felt like Jonathan’s country mouse. Whatevs, I stuffed my belly full of delicious food, and I still managed to make it outside before I burped up my approval. It’s the little things, right?
Oh, and one of the cool things about this dinner? It was held at the Barber Motor Sports Park in Leeds. It’s pretty cool; there was even a Grand Prix race there last year (one of my friends met McDreamy!). Last year was the first year that they moved the party there, and I think it was well-received by all—especially Jonathan.
Sigh. My babe in his toyland.
Country mouse comes to dinner!
Cars, cars, everywhere!
What about you? Has Christmas party season begun for you?