crock pots and elephants.

by Janetha on December 19, 2010

in meals

YO. i haven’t blogged about food for a minute. well, that is about to change. starting now.

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yesterday, marshall & i hosted a holiday party for all of his friends. who, of course, are my friends, but you know what i mean.

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for the occasion, i used four other people’s recipes, went to three stores and borrowed two crock pots.

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and, as surprising as it may sound, i was only in the kitchen for a couple hours.. even though i cooked lots of different things.

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i baked a few things, dumped everything into the crock pots, tidied up a bit and called it good.

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lots of people brought food to share, but here are the things i made myself:

mama pea’s spicy african peanut stew

by the way, SO good.. you all should make it.

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vegan chili (made up my own recipe as i went along)

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turkey chili (slightly followed my recipe here)

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jessica’s corn bread

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vegan cornbread (recipe here)

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roasted russet & sweet potatoes (just seasoned with 21 seasoning salute & olive oil)

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vegan peanut butter bars (my recipe here)

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some of the other tasty bites at the party~

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chips!

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sun dried tomato hummus

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7 layer bean dip without the beans and missing about 3 layers (i love you sabrina)

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cream cheese, pesto & sun dried tomato tower (from costco)

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veggie tray

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vegan mac & cheese (this is SO good, i keep trying to get my friend dave to do a guest post about it but he refuses)

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apple tart (most amazing dessert!)

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there was even more food than this.. including pumpkin cheesecake, vegan bruschetta and vegan stuffed bell peppers.

after eating lots of delicious food, we played the white elephant game. this was actually a last minute decision.. as in, an hour before the party. i thought it might be a little bit too short of notice, but everyone was able to scrounge up a white elephant gift to bring to the party! i think the short amount of time everyone had to find a gift made it even better, actually.

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everyone had pretty hilarious gifts.

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the rest of the night was full of lots of laughs, peanut butter bars and sleepy dogs.

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time to get some christmas shopping done! less than a week? yikes.

don’t forget to enter the seventh giveaway of christmas.. #8 will be going up tonight!

Q~

have you ever participated in a white elephant exchange? what did you give/get?

xo. janetha g.

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