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Crock Pot Christmas Party ~ The Parks House 2010 December 16, 2010

Filed under: Food,HOME,Recipe — Sharon @ 5:32 pm

This past weekend was Em’s holiday “Sunday Dinner” ~ The pot luck style dinners Em has once a month always have  a  theme and this time it was bring a Crock Pot Dish.  Everyone brought some wonderful yummy and mostly WW Friendly recipes.

Plenty of people were worried about blowing a fuse with all this crock pot power. There was no room for the lids on the table so they were all stored neatly under it~After Chow Time it was yankee swap time, everyone had some really cute and creative gifts.  I love presents.       I picked the one with the cute felt reindeer bag, I always save my bags and am a total “re-bagger”

It was 2 lovely scented candles~ perfect!  The fir-tree one is smelling up my house now. 

Then it was time for some desert and my crock pot dish.  I brought a little make your own hot chocolate bar.  The hot chocolate recipe was really tastey but the toppings were the best part.  Toffee, Peppermint, Fluff, marshmallow, Peppermint schnapps, butterscotch Schnapps, Bailey’s, and the new alcohol Infused Chocolate Whip Cream.  YUM!  

 Emily made an awesome crock pot dessert that was kinda like a bread pudding with cranberry and white chocolate. Sooooo Yummy & extremely festive.

Really cute napkins and plates and Jen’s fruit and pudding dessert topped with raspberries.  I can’t wait for the Park’s next sunday dinner!  I think the theme will be breakfast and wear your PJ’s.  Love it.   

Hot Chocolate for a Group Crock Pot Recipe

Makes about 25

1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups cocoa powder
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup hot water
1 gallon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add hot water slowly, mixing well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. DO NOT boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla, cinnamon if desired, and whip with a whisk. Serve hot, with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.


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