The night started around 6 with some apps and drinks. Next up was the shrimp cocktail and salad then the main course. In between the courses we played a "new to us game" that our son-in-law organized called Minute to Win It - really fun as we pitted the families against each other! It all came down to me and Steph - if I won, then there would be a tie breaker.... lots of pressure! The challenge was to stack 10 cups into a pyramid as quickly as possible and then collapse them back to one stack... I managed to not freak out and won for our team...yay...but then we lost the tie breaker... Oh well, we'll get them next year and win the trophy back!
Last of the night is dessert - and we didn't get to that until about 11:30! This year besides cookies, I found a recipe from Sandra Lee's Christmas magazine called Snowy Yule Log (recipe here). A nice, light dessert that is quite easy to make.
The cake is an angel food mix made in a jelly roll pan. After it cools in a powdered sugar towel, unroll and spread with the filling, roll back up and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Everyone enjoyed it!