Monday, December 7, 2009

Twelve Weeks of Christmas. . .Week 10-Parties

"Red Writing's" topic this week is Holiday Parties. Keelie (Red Writing) started off this time telling about her Girlie Party that she hosts for the women in her family and a few close friends. She does it all at that party. . .well, you'll just have to go to her blog to read all about it, if you didn't come here from there.

I guess this year, the only parties I am going to are "office parties", but not really "office parties" like the big company parties. Last year, we went to the Rotary Club party, but this year, we went to Jase's basketball game instead.
The bank party was at the bank, but it was catered, and the food was very good. Jeff also found a recipe in a magazine that he wanted us to take, and we had fun making it together.

Corn and Black Bean Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing
3/4 cup olive oil
Juice of one large lime, about 1/4 cup
2 T. chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp. pepper, or to taste
3 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
3 to 5 green onions, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, bell pepper and green onions. Toss well and refrigerate.

The only entertainment at the bank party is always what is sometimes (like on Keelie's post), described as "Chinese" gift exchange. Jeff always calls it. . .for some reason, Blogger won't publish what Jeff calls it! It's not bad!

As for "Ugly Sweater" parties. . .I am one that still wears the sweaters to work and church and at home, every day from Dec. 1-25, and sometimes past Christmas Day, if we are still celebrating with family.

My work party is next week, at a cafe, from 4-6 p.m., with an Ornament Exchange.

Jase does not have a basketball game that day, so I am looking forward to it.

I'm not a real socialite, but I do think we should try to take the time to have fun with our co-workers and develop relationships.

What kind of Holiday Parties do you enjoy?

Join the fun at Keelie's TWOC Blog Party!


  1. Love the sound of that recipe! And it sounds like you have a fun season planned, too!

  2. sounds like you are doing the rounds and hanging out with friends :D

  3. That recipe sounds good, it would be great on a green salad with grilled chicken. Sounds like a salad I like at Chili's then. My work parties have always been lame and usually not catered by pot luck. No entertainment either, just us staring at each other in the teachers lounge like we do every lunch period. Geez are we boring or what?