Blogmas Day 7: Hosting a Christmas Dinner

On Thursday night, I hosted a few friends for a Christmas dinner! While my friends also brought sides and cookies, these are the dishes I made.

I always like to set out snacks for my guests to munch on as they are arriving and mingling. I had some Christmas candy in my pantry, so I made sure to include it.

I also tested out sausage and pinapple kabobs. They were a huge hit and the easiest appetizer ever! I literally threaded a toothpick through them and popped them in the oven for 15 minutes. I also keep Buffalo Chicken or Spinach Dip bites from Kroger in my freezer at all times. It was easy enough to pop these Buffalo Chicken bites in the oven when I heated the sausage-pineapple kabobs. Both were a hit!

For dinner, I served ham, roasted carrots, and ambrosia.

The ham was pre-cooked, so I only had to heat it up- thank goodness!

This recipe for roasted carrots is a favorite! They are roasted in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. They are best served with candied pecans and goat cheese.

Ambrosia is a holiday family tradition. As a kid, this was my favorite because the jello packet makes it appear to be light pink. It is simply a peach jello packet, cottage cheese, cool whip, crushed pinapple, and mini marhsmallows. Mix it all together and let it chill in the refrigerator.

Some of us made cookies to exchange and I made extra to serve for dessert. If you would like to see more about the cookies and holiday treats I made, check out this post:

Here I am with my friends, excluding Carlee, who took the photo ❤

Overall, the Christmas dinner was a success. We ended the night by watching the newest version of The Grinch on Netflix.

xoxo, Kaden

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