Dec 142013

Thanks so much for everyone who joined us on Saturday for our Winter Solstice party, the food was plentiful and fabulous (even with a distinct lack of veggies – lol).   A big thank you to Sylvia and Alan who allowed us to use their party room in their building, it was the perfect atmosphere with all the amenities we needed.   Also, thanks to those that helped with clean up afterwards.

After dinner we played a rendition of   ”The American Bible Challenge”, with a little trivia on all religions thrown in on the final round.

 The winners were Team Genesis – Congratulations!    Here they are showing off their fabulous prizes….

Team Genesis

Team Thor came in second place and were pleased to find out they recieved prizes too.  Well done guys!

Team Thor

A few people asked for the recipe for the Cranberry Turkey Wreath – it is a great way to use up that left over turkey over the holidays.

2 packages of crescent rolls
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
2 cups of cooked turkey, chopped
1/2 cup celery
3 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2 sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup grated swiss cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Using a round pizza stone or round baking tray, create a sunflower type shape with the crescent rolls by placing the thick end of the triangles in the middle and working your way around the outside.
The thin ends should hang off your stone/tray

Add all other ingredients to a bowl and mix together.  To be honest I don’t follow the amounts perfectly and you can substitute things.  For example I have used chicken , left over cranberry sauce (as long as it’s thick or with cranberries in it whole) instead and I have also substituted the swiss for cheddar cheese.

Scoop the filling out onto the thick ends of the crescent rolls making a ring completely around.
Pull the thin ends of the crescent rolls up and over the filling, to make parcels all the way around.
The end product should look like a wreath.  Sprinkle with some extra cheese if you would like.

Bake at 375C for 25-30 minutes until the crescent rolls are browned.

We know we are a week early, but happy Winter Solstice everyone!!

 Posted by at 11:28 PM