Abby Christmas cake

Another Progressive Dinner has come and gone. Same 4 couples, year after year. As we reminisced, we couldn’t remember how many years we’ve been doing this …

That is what you call a tradition. Some traditions are okay to break. Some last for a while, and then it’s time for them to end. (One thing we always do is take a pix of the girls!)

Progressive Dinner 2009

Our hope and prayer with this group of 8 is that it will go on for many more years.

shrimp cocktail

We started early. Appetizers at Jenny’s using her Grandmother’s very old shrimp cocktail dishes.

On to Kristi’s for amazing pear and blue cheese salad with glazed pecans. Then the most delicious crab cake dinner at Cindy’s.

Abby Christmas flower

And then dessert at our house. Except for this year I planned it differently. I asked my daughter to make dessert and serve it to our guests. So the day of, Abby worked hard in the kitchen (using modeling chocolate for the poinsettia leaves). [Read Our Cake Boss Girl post, here.]

modeling chocolate

Putting her fondant to work.

fondant Christmas

Designing her own poinsettia’s inspired by this.


Putting it together to make this beautiful cake.

Abby Christmas cake

Cute girls serving the adults.

Abby Erin serving

Laughter always with my girlfriends. A lot of laughter.

Progressive Dinner 2009

Progressive Dinners are a perfect way for the reluctant person to get involved in a dinner party. You serve one course at your house, and then go on to the next house.

In our case, we ended the night at our house.

Have you thought about a Progressive Dinner during the holiday season? Or, I’d love to hear if you are a part of them any other time of year?

(The winner to the Wild Wool Giveaway is Teresa from Blooming on Bainbridge!)

I’m also linking up today over at The Inspired Room where my friend Melissa is giving us her house tour!

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