Monday, December 1, 2008

A Cup Of Glee - Weekly Newsletter - Cranberries and Cookies!

Welcome to the Blog for Fancy That!
We proudly call our blog “A Cup of Glee.”

This week, it is all about holiday festivities with cranberries and cookies!

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy!

Table Talk
(Manners and TableTop Tips)

It is an acquired taste…the love for the pungent and yet, when cooked into a jelly, sweet-tart taste of the bog berry from New England. The better way to use cranberries is not to eat them at all! Use them as the colorful main ingredient of your centerpiece.

Try taking several small vases, fill them with cranberries, a little cold water so they stay fresh, then fill the vases with the flowers of your choice. Remember to keep the centerpiece low enough so your guests can talk to one another across the table.

Use the cranberries to decorate any clear glass container. The cranberries are festive in color, and add a wonderful conversation starter to any event.

The Butler

(Host and Hostess tips and Helpful Hints for planning your event)

Cookie Party!

The rules are simple. Invite as many guests as you wish, but tell them the rules up-front: bring a dozen cookies and leave with a dozen cookies.

Your guests will adore the table set with all the cookies that your guests bring. After all, who doesn’t have that favorite recipe of their Nana, that they are just so anxious to try – or anxious to give to your mate who actually knows where the kitchen IS in the house! (My favorite line is that “I have a kitchen only because it came with the house.”)

At the end of the night, hand your guests a cellophane bag (clear is wonderful so they can actually SEE the cookies) or a brown bag, and they have to go around the tables and take a dozen cookies. Preferably they take one of each of their fav cookies.

Oh, and remind the guests that there will be cookie eating going on as well, so maybe bring TWO dozen. One dozen for the table and one dozen to eat! Enjoy your cookie party and tell us how it went! We love to hear from you.


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