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Orlando Blogger Holiday Party

by Meghann on December 13, 2009

The holiday festivities continued this afternoon with a Holiday Blogger Party at Sarah’s house.

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We forgot to get a group shot of everyone, but I did get plenty of photos of food. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We did a potluck ‘linner’ where everyone contributed some yummy eats.

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Katy from Silly Tater Tot made these AMAZING wonton smores.

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Kelly brought the cookies her and Megan made on Friday night.

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Katy from These Beautiful Feet brought chocolate chip cookies.

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Ryan made a Raw Vegan Cheesecake that somehow went unphotographed.

And I brought the main course of 15 Bean Soup.

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As Ryan and Ashley are both vegan, I wanted to make something simple that was already vegan with out any special changes. My soup consisted of beans, carrots, onion, spices, and vegetable broth.

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I also baked some very non- vegan Pumpkin Cornbread.

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I topped my serving of soup with the quiona Ashley had brought and paired it was a piece of pumpkin cornbread on the side.

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All enjoyed with a glass of Sarah’s homemade apple cider.

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We ate on the porch while all the puppies played outside.

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Poor Maddie didn’t stand a chance against the dogs that were 5 times her size and weight, but she tried her best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I couldn’t wait to dig in to dessert!

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I had one of Kelly’s sugar cookies, Sarah’s vegan pumpkin cupcake, and went back for second’s on Katy’s wonton smore. Yummy!

After food, it was time for presents!

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Instead of buying each other gifts, we decided to do a yankee swap.

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I got #2

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In the end I ended up with an adorable doggie bank named Rufus.

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Sarah got the RUN ornament I had brought. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was so much fun hanging out with the girls! We really need to all get together more often, especially with the dogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks Sarah for hosting the party!!!

We ate ‘linner’ around 3:30 and by 8:00 I was feeling snacky. I nibbled on an apple, carrot and some PB while writing this post.

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It has been a very long, holiday filled weekend. Who else is excited this is the last full week of work before Christmas?!?!? I AM!!!

Good night!

1 Nicci@NE December 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Looks like a great Blogger Meetup!

2 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Looks like fun! I love the gift-opening shots…so many smiles. Cute piggy bank, too!

3 Melissa S. December 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

what a fun blogger christmas party! jealous and wish i had been there…i move around and out of fl too much!

4 Molly December 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

LOVE that ornament! & all the food. Glad you guys enjoyed yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Jocelyn December 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Looks like fun! The desserts sound/look so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

I am excited this is the last full week of work before christmas woo hoo!

6 Julie December 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’m excited too! It’s my only full week of the month so I’m anxious to get it over with.

That has to be the cutest piggie bank I’ve ever seen.

7 Megan December 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I am between excited and dreading this week, but I know that by Wednesday I am home free. Four exams on Tuesday and Wednesday and than home to spend time with my family and await the birth of my 36th cousin!!!

8 VeggieGirl December 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

STELLLLLAR get-together!

9 Marisa (Loser for Life) December 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

What a fun time! Those wonton smores are a neat idea!

10 Evan Thomas December 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm

If I had number 1 I’d definitely would have taken that doggy bank

11 Kristie Lynn December 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I’ve made that pumpkin cornbread twice now using flax “eggs” and it is delicious and totally vegan ๐Ÿ˜€

12 Matt December 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

No class for me this week ๐Ÿ™‚

That wonton smore looks awesome! Did you get the recipe by any chance?

13 Pen December 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Aw, you all are so cute! Def makes me wish there was a bloggie community in my small little town!

14 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Glad you enjoyed the piggy bank! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad Rufus went to a great home. I had a blast today. Can’t wait to hang out again, it was so much fun! Oh and don’t forget to get your DVR fixed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

15 ashleigh December 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Aww it looks like you guys had a blast! good food, friends and puppies ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Jamie December 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm

THat looks like quite the spread! I guess when a bunch of bloggers get together, that is bound to happen. I love your sisters sugar cookies– so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Jenna December 14, 2009 at 12:07 am

glad you had a great time with your friends!

18 Naomi (onefitfoodie) December 14, 2009 at 8:33 am

AH everything looks amazing and pumpkin cornbread!!?! wow that must be good

foodie bloggers coming together for a potluck-i cant even imagine teh deliciousness!!

19 rungirlrunn December 14, 2009 at 8:41 am

I love the “run” ornament, how cute!

20 fittipexchange December 14, 2009 at 8:48 am

I love the ornament! It has a spot perched on the top of my cupcake holder Christmas Tree!

PS. Good call on the soup! It was awesome!

Sarah

21 Kara December 14, 2009 at 8:51 am

So cute! That pumpkin cornbread looks awesome. I’m gonna have to try it!

22 paula December 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

Aww, Maddie got slimed! LOL She is too cute.

23 iga December 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

blogger party is such a great idea! looks like it was a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

24 DiningAndDishing December 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Looks like such a fun Christmassy weekend! Jealous that you have all of the Disney fun nearby – that would put me in the holiday spirit for sure! :O)

– Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

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