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Christmas Munching...

This pretty much explains the excitement we feel about eating on Christmas. For the past 11 years we have been enjoying Christmas up north with our families, namely Kurt's family. Christmas Eve his parents put on a surf 'n' turf dinner and Christmas day is filled with gorging on appetizers and desserts (all while we are in our pajamas of course, we need the expandable waistlines). Since we now have our own child, we want to start making Christmas as special for her as our parents have made it for us. This means we opted to stay home for Christmas this year and spend it as our own little family.

Christmas Eve we did a nice dinner of steak, baked potato, corn, and salad. It was delicious and traditional for a nice dinner. Now Christmas day is where it is at!! We also decided to stick with the appetizer theme and just did a whole lot of eating. Here is our Christmas 2010 menu:

More importantly, here is the food (recipes to come later)!

The spread

Crackers with brie and apricot jelly
Shrimp cocktail (what is Christmas without shrimp cocktail)
BBQ little wienies & sweet and sour meatballs
Veggies & dip

Velveeta sausage dip
Cream cheese & salsa dip

Christmas cookies provided by Kurt's mom

Strawberry swirl cheesecake

I made Kurt wait to eat until I took pictures, he was obviously too excited to listen!