Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas on Capitol Hill - A Party, A Recipe

So, it’s not Manhattan, but I do really love Christmas in Washington….

Capitol Hill specifically (cue every Washingtonian's favorite holiday song!).

Sometimes during December I’ll take the long way back home to the 'burbs, driving through neighborhoods on the Hill, peaking in windows to see pretty trees lighted and natty people mingling at parties. The scenes often feel, no kidding, straight out of a Hallmark movie.

Last weekend my friend Kerri hosted such a fete at her really beautiful home on the Hill….and while perfectly festive, magazine worthy I’d even dare say….

the tone was probably more Bravo! than Hallmark Channel. Think Real Housewives, only without the drunken brawls and Botox.

The food was just amazing, and displayed so nicely. Leave it to a Southern host to class up even Chick-Fil-A….

Though it isn’t fancy-schmancy, Kerri always serves up this pizza dip at her parties (as seen below) that is just rediculous (in the total opposite way of RH Atlanta, to be clear, though if you opted to sub sausage for pepperoni, you probably could). Seriously, it’s sooooooo good.

Seriously, I watch too much trash television.

If you’re still putting together menus for any holiday hosting you might be doing between now and New Years, you’re in luck because she gave me the dip recipe!

If you have a large crowd, you'll need to make two - there is NEVER any left!

Just three days til Christmas....are y'all ready? I have a to-do list longer than Santa's scroll, but I've really loved every minute of this December, and I'm very excited about the main event!



Dee Stephens said...

WOW! Everything looks beautiful at her place! Love her silverware and decor!
That dip? Looks AWESOME! saving it for sure!

Katie said...

I love Christmas parties. Everything is always so festive and happy. We went to a holiday party last night too. I tried to pick up a party platter at Chik Fil A yesterday--I thought that they might have some ready made ones for people like me who waited until the last minute. You should have seen the look on the manager's face. When I asked her if she had any platters made up, all she said was, "NO!" That was it. I was suitably chastised. :D

MCW said...

How much do you love the song "It's Christmas Eve in Washington?" :) I'm heading down tomorrow! Yayee!

Hines-Sight said...

Oh, her party was great. I bet her house is wonderful, too. I'm jealous of people living in those houses. I feel that way in Raleigh, too and that's not even Washington.

I may make this dip. Thanks. My mother-in-law wants me to bring an appetizer, and this may just be it.


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