Wednesday, December 24, 2014

home for christmas eve

we always kick off christmas eve [and every other family get together for that matter] with lots of champagne, followed by tons of cooking, present wrapping, and catching up. we like to have casual little plates for christmas eve before our big christmas feast the next day, our traditional favorites are chili cheese dip, pigs in blankets, veggies and dip, sausage balls, shrimp cocktail, iced sugar cookies, and more. this year, we also tried some new recipes including s'mores cookies and a tomato pesto jam jar. afterwards, us 'kiddos' get to open our annual new pair of pjs and unwind the rest of the evening. sharing the sausage ball recipe below - every time I make these, people ask for the recipe... enjoy and merry christmas! xo, lam

sausage cheese balls
3 c. bisquick mix
1 lb. uncooked pork sausage
4 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c. milk
2 t. italian seasoning

1. heat oven to 350 degrees
2. in large bowl, stir together all ingredients using hands. shape into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. 
3. bake 20-25 minutes or until brown. serve warm!

sneak peek: christmas table arrangements

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