What a blast we had yet again at our holiday party! I am so happy I started throwing this party on Friday night. Getting ready for the party is a lot of work and it being on Friday it makes it feel like I get 2 Sunday’s and boy are they needed after having 50+ people in and out of the house. The dining room table was overflowing with food; I made some but everyone brings a little something to share. The kitchen seemed to have never ending bottles of wine; not sure we even opened the ones we bought. The living room had my friend’s piano, him playing and many singers standing over his shoulder trying to read the words, a few made up their own words; which I love.
My “second” Sunday the house is thoroughly cleaned and all the bedding is washed and bed’s re-made. Also there’s a little time to relax and watch some football.
My “first” Sunday we pick up where needed and since we have several friend s and family members staying over; breakfast is kind of a big deal; it’s much quieter thankfully but I am generally not in any state of mind to make breakfast for so many. This year there were 15 of us. I do prepare most of it the night before; it makes it So much easier after staying up half the night singing.
In my last post I mentioned that I make Sausage Strata and a Hashbrown casserole the day before; which I did again this year. There were also bagels, and some other bread options that people brought to share; which was very appreciated. This year I did make a fruit plate on the morning of; so it was fresh with Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit both segmented and some Pomegranate seeds. Everyone liked that I served pomegranate but were very interested in how I got all the seeds out. After my 4th time explaining it I started telling them that I may have to charge them my typical class fee.
Medium bowl – large enough for the fruit and your hands to be under water
Fill the bowl with cool water, slice open the pomegranate and then you basically just turn the fruit inside out and the seeds will all fall to the bottom of the bowl. You do have to work at it a little but there is hardly any mess and they basically all just fall out. Strain the seeds from the water and enjoy. I bet I had most all the seeds out in less than 5 minutes. I always liked pomegranate but never bought them because they were such a pain and so messy. Now I will be buying them whenever I see them in the store. I have a feeling that everyone at breakfast might be doing the same thing. My mother who missed this years party called to see how everything went, I shared this with her also. She was also excited to try it – too funny!!!