The Nadalet Family

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Betty Crocker House Party

As some of you know, I hosted a Betty Crocker Cookie Exchange a few weeks ago. I signed up at houseparty.com, after I was chosen as a finalist, they sent me a goodie box of things to share with my guests. i ended up making it a co-ed cookie exchange, so that the guys could hang out, and Matt wouldn't have to find something else to do. The party was a success and I got a few great recipes out of the deal. 2 recipes were with the Betty Crocker cookie mixes that house party sent. These recipes will both be featured on Christmas Day at Mama's house. I also got a great recipe from Holly, and Lindsey introduced another (although I tracked down her mother in law for the actual recipe! Enjoy the pictures of the night

Note: I uploaded them small because there were so many. I didn't realize just how small they would be! haha


Goodie Bags (that I put together) with free stuff from Betty Crocker. Included: BC Spoon, Grocery list, recipe & coupon booklet (if your last name is Koenig, Atwood, West, Hughes, or Hale, you may or may not be getting one of these for Christmas)

Peanut Butter Bliss Cookies (used the BC Peanut Butter cookie pouch and Dark Chocolate Hershey's Bliss Bars [instead of heart candies])

Another shot - just turn your head to the side. For whatever reason blogger is messing up my formatting today!

Steak Bites, as previously see last week. mmmm (again turn head to side and curse PCs)

Stuffed Mushrooms (also by Ree) - delicious, especially for someone who doesn't like mushroms!

Lindsey and Gail helping make the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies

The boys played Wii (until later when we all sat down to watch Christmas with the Kranks)

Matt loved the food. :)

Again, tilt your head. A close up of the delicious Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno thingies, before going in the oven. (I took the leftovers to church and they were gone in 10 minutes. Everyone asked for the recipe, so if you are looking for something simple and delicious - check this one out. 3 ingredients!)

Cookie Tray #1 (Snickerdoodles (Gail), No Bake Cookies (Lindsey) and Pretzel-Rolo-Pecan thingies (Linds again))

My recipe for Gluehwein & some blank Betty Crocker recipe cards

Lindsey's Peppermint Meltaways and my Peanut Butter Bliss Cookies

Found these awesome plates at the dollar store - they went with the theme (Betty Crocker & Christmas) and were super cheap. Plus everyone got an awesome plate to take home!

Gluehwein - it's not a holiday party without it! (somehow I have to figure out how to bring this to Joshua Tree, so I don't completely freeze!)

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos in the oven

The whole cookie spread and the party favors

Joy, Lindsey, and Holly making up their plates (Gail trying to hide behind)

My plate. Delicious. Plus I got leftovers (after I made up a plate for Staci who had the date wrong, because I texted the wrong date earlier)
All in all, a wonderful party. Thanks so much Betty Crocker and houseparty.com!

If you made it through this whole post, I'm proud of you. Leave me a comment to know you are here! haha And up next - a Wii fitness party in January. We got the party package already and Matt is stoked. We also get free Jello Mousse Temptations - it's not ever out at our Staters yet!

3 comments:

Claire Koenig said...

Looks very cool! Looking forward to experiencing some of this up north for Christmas!

As for the Wii fitness party, sounds fun. The main thing I don't like about my Wii fit is that it nags me. Like, when I get on, it will say "it's been 93 days since you last exercised. Been busy? You know it's important to work out every day." (Ahem. Maybe I should get on it more...) And once I stepped off to answer the phone and it said "Hey, whre'd you go? Your muscles don't work themselves, you know!"

Monique said...

I think Wii fitness is a good follow-up to all the holiday goodies that are in store :)

Lisa said...

I just came across your awesome blog!
oooh that party looks like so much fun :) Love the goodie bags!