The holiday season has definitely arrived! I love this time of year. I hope everyone who was celebrating had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! There is no Thanksgiving in England, but our dear American friend and her family invited us to a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday. The food and company were just lovely and I’m so grateful for their friendship and the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving with them!
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We made a great start to the holiday season this weekend. We hosted our annual cocktail party for 60 friends on Friday evening, and then on Saturday we travelled to the New Forest for a black tie celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wessex section of the Rolls Royce Enthusiast’s Club. The dinner was held at Beaulieu Palace House, the home of the Montague family since 1538. I’m excited to share more about the evening with you in a blog post in the next week or so! In the meantime, here’s a photograph of my husband and I with just one of the many exquisite Christmas trees decorating Palace House at the moment.
What’s New On The Blog?
I’m highlighting one of my favourite holiday season recipes this week on the blog.
My Aunt Dorothy’s Old Fashioned Butterscotch Squares have been a favourite in our family for over fifty years. Bonus – they are no bake and keep really well in the fridge!
Thank you to everyone for visiting and sharing at last week’s party!
Holiday Season Features
Holiday season features (from top, clockwise):-
Don’t miss fun Barb at French Ethereal’s Hot Chocolate Bar – what a fun idea for holiday season entertaining
Decorate your Christmas cake with this pretty Homemade Cake Topper from Michele at The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Why not host a holiday brunch? Miz Helen has 12 Holiday Brunch Recipes perfect for entertaining
I love being a social butterfly at the holidays, but not everyone feels the same way. If you prefer a quieter celebration don’t miss Jennifer A Lambert’s Introvert Holiday Survival Guide. Actually, I thought that Jen had some great ideas for everyone in terms of celebrating the holidays in this post, not just for introverts!
Julie at This Gal Cooks has a healthier holiday dessert option. These Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans look gorgeous and sound so delicious! They are perfect for a holiday dinner party – and in the unlikely event of leftovers, I’d enjoy these for breakfast as well!
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