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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Dad's Dinner

What a wonderful dinner here at the McCormicks! We had a beautiful time together last night, I just love my family! I don’t think I appreciated having four younger brothers so much when I was little because I was always the babysitter but now I LOVE it. My brothers are amazing each one of them (that’s a different post all together). So here are the night’s shenanigans.

The pretty menus and place cards ( I so could be a party planner I love doing this kind od stuff). Wish we could have used some nice Christmas dining wear but we have none and I DIDNT want to do MORE dishes..lol

My brothers wanted to show theirs off.

While we waited for dinner to finish the guests enjoyed some of these lovely appetizers. These were so SIMPLE to make. Festive Crostini

Along with some Eating Benders Peppermint Eggnog Punch, everyone love this!!!!

Then on to dinner: Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cheese, I used whole wheat pasta and gound Italian Turkey Meat instead of sausage. A little healthier. This was so yummy!

With Autumn Salad: Romaine And Radicchio, Tomato Wedges, Wheatberry Sprinkles (Wheatberries, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Golden Raisins, Chopped Carrots, Scallions, In Molasses And Balsamic Vinegar) And goat cheese.

I didn’t get a picture of my plate, I was having too much of a good time to care.

My first glass of wine

My brother obviously loved all the food! He is a growing teenager.

Second glass of wine.

Here comes dessert from the McCormick Bakery (thanks hubby) with 43 candles! My daddy is still so young.

My lovely plate of dessert, with a small scoop of peppermint ice cream. I normally don't like cake, but because hubby made it I ate half:)

My third glass of wine.

Bosco wanted to join the party!

Family portraits, we all should be on Americas Next Top Model!

And lastly my brothers and I are always a little competitive, a little; lol…so Jeremiah challenged me in a push up contest. Notice that I am still in my running shoes because when I got home I didn’t have time to change; I just had to start cooking right away. NO MAKE UP either…lol…so here is a lovely video to see me kick my bro’s butt at push ups!

We said our farewells, and here is a picture of the beautiful lights hubby put up.

The night was perfect! My dad had a great time, he just loves stuff like this. I am sorry two of my brothers couldn’t come, but work calls. We took some leftovers to them, I know they will enjoy!

Saturday to do list:

Dishes (booo)
Christmas Cards
A little shopping ONLINE
Surprise Dinner for Friend Justin
House Warming Party at the Verdurous

BUSY DAY! Love all the celebrations!


P.S. Remember tomorrow is the last day to get in your recipes for the CreatYourOwnCoookbook CONTEST!!!!!


girlrunningaround said...

The decor was gorgeous, the food looks delish and everyone looks so happy. Congrats on the successful event!

just me said...

woooowwww....gorgeous table setting and menu! it looks like everyone had a great time and loved the food! your family is too cute!

jenngirl said...

You have such an adorable and fun family! Good times!

RunToFinish said...

the candles are hilarious and your family is great!

strongandhealthy said...

What a fun time with your family! Love the pics!!

Mica said...

Love the pictures, Bobbi! What a fun family dinner. I am SO impressed that you beat your brother at push-ups. I can't even do one!

runningwithfood.com said...

Yes, you ARE quite the party planner! Looks like a fabulous night! Your dad is very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!!

D10 said...

Everything looked perfect!! Growing up with 4 brothers must have been crazy. You family looks very loving. Glad you all had such a great time.

Meghann said...

What a great dinner party! LOVE the push up contest! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

hehehehe!!!!!!!!!!! awesome pics and GREAT video!! you go girl!!!! hehehe. you guys look like you had so much fun, I LOVE FAMILY!! :) super cool hosting, too! all good stuff :)

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

So much fun! Love family time. And you are a push-up ROCK STAR!

GroundedFitness said...

Looks like a great night! and that christmas tree is GORGEOUS.

Kelly Turner

ttfn300 said...

what a great time, and way to go with the pushups :)

therunningaddict said...

Wow the table looks so pretty! and the food.........YUM!
What an awesome family gathering!

Pearl said...

omgosh you hosted a beautiful dinner party for your dad's birthday! the food looked like it was catered, and the decor looked like you had hired a designer! oh kudos to you!

and you and hubby are adooorable :)

HangryPants said...

Oh what a nice night, Bobbi. I love your family, too.

There are five in my family, too. I am 4 out of 5.


loveofoats.com said...

what an amazing dinner! your dad is so lucky to have you plan the whole thing out - delish!

eatingbender said...

Your family looks like so much fun! You did a great job with the party planning - you could definitely do it for a living :o) I am also very glad to hear that the punch was a hit! Thanks again for trying it! And for the shout out - you are awesome.