Saturday, 22 December 2018

🎄Yule 🎁Celebration🎅, Gathering & 🍽️Dinner🍗 ~ 2018


When:
Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
 1300 ~ 1830
(1pm ~ 6:30pm)

What:
  • After all the mandatory appearances, awkward dinner conversation (or non conversation), and interactions with judgey/well meaning/clueless/Trump supporting/creepy/just plain annoying family, coworkers, neighbours, or whatever, come and hang out with your chosen (with or without shared DNA!) family for a few minutes, a few hours, or all damn day. 
  • We'll listen to unconventional holiday tunes, talk about whatever spills out of our gobs, whilst filling them with tasty treats, open gifts, maybe play some games (CAH, Kittens in a Blender, MtG, and many more!) and feast until we're fair fit to burst! 
  • If you can/would like to bring a dish or snack to share, let me know, and I'll add it to the menu! 
  • Ingredients available on request - actual recipes if you ask really nicely. 
  • Bring gifts for people or don't. It's all good. 
  • Wear whatever makes you happy and comfortable. Dress up if you like, don't if you don't like; It's all good!
  • There's no pressure to stay for a specific amount of time or do all the things. If you just want to pop in for a few, eat and run, veg out in the corner watching without interacting, drop off or pick up gifts (We might try and peer pressure you into opening stuff here, so everyone can watch,but not too much).
  • This is an alcohol, drug (pot on the back patio or in your car is ok), and bigotry free space, so don't bring any of those here. 
  • It's not a "safe space" or a PC gathering,  and there won't be content or trigger warnings. Tehre might be terrible jokes, all kinds of "isms" discussed and/or mocked, and plenty of other horribleness. If you are too fragile to handle the mere mention of ... well, anything, you'd be more comfortable elsewhere. That doesn't mean being a douche to others is tolerated, but the "-ist police aren't invited".

Timeline:
  • 1300 - Door unlocks, snacks, social, waiting for people to show up, etc
  • 1400 - Gifts and more snacks and stuff
  • 1600/1700 - Let the feasting begin!
  • 1830 - Everybody Go away.
  • 1900 - No, really... I love you and enjoyed your visit. Now take your prezzies and leftovers and GTFO of my house!
Menu:
  • Snacks
    • Dolmas  (stuffed grape leaves)
    • Apricot bacon smoked Brie
    • Cracker assortment
    • Festive Fruit & Nut Mix
    • Cream Cheese & Olive Stuffed Celery
    • Snickerdoodles
  • Beverages
    • Coffee (Organic, fair trade, shade grown, dark roast)
    • Eggnog
    • Wassail (spiced, holiday cider)
    • Sparkling Ciders
    • Misc juices, soft drinks, and, of course, plenty of water
  • Starters
    • Cream of Onion Soup
    • Wilted lettuce salad (AKA Mom salad)
  • Mains
    • Smoked Turkey
    • Apple Pear Seared Pork Roast
  • Sides
    • Cranberry Pomegranate Wild Rice & Sausage
    • Maple Bacon Roasted Yams
    • Cornbread Stuffing
    • Turkey Gravy
  • Desserts
    • Pecan Pie
    • Snickerdoodles
    • Cranberry Candied Orange Pecan Bread Pudding

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