31 Dec

My holiday home in New Hampshire was full of eating, Christmas movies and, of course, partying. With holiday partying comes beautiful decorations and delicious dishes. My party planning skills do not even compare to this woman’s savvy styling. Here are some holiday photos brought to you by my mother, Debbie McKitterick.
IMG_2971Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some faux fur stockings.

IMG_3044 My monogrammed Christmas Eve table setting.

IMG_3050Our gorgeous dining room table with crystal ornaments and reindeer salt & pepper shakers!

IMG_2959Unique cheeses on our favorite Crate & Barrel cheese slate.

IMG_3058Christmas Eve dinner began with a shot of homemade tomato & basil soup.

IMG_3060Our salad course consisted of a warm pear cooked in apple cider stuffed with walnuts, dried berries and goat cheese over a bed of bibb lettuce with balsamic dressing.

IMG_3062A different take on Thanksgiving dinner: ham, cranberries, squash, stuffing, asparagus and scalloped potatoes.

IMG_6195After the holiday partying we were all exhausted.

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8 Responses to “”

  1. Scrap Me Baby December 31, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Looks beautiful and delicious!

  2. Ice Beautiful December 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  3. Deb January 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    I am most flattered and all but blushing……and grateful you think I do something special. xoxo

  4. trendbytes January 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Lovely meal…will you share the recipes for the tomato soup and the warm pear salad?

    • lindseymckitterick January 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      Of course! I’ll have to consult with the chef (my mother) and get back to you! Thanks for reading!

      • Deb January 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

        The Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese salad is a recipe from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. It’s from her Back to Basics Cookbook, but you can get it off the Food Network website, as well. We substituted dried cherries for the cranberries, and goat cheese for the blue cheese. I’ll get back to you on the soup recipe, as its actually a Tomato, basil and roasted red pepper soup….not sure if I made it up or combined two recipes…..I wondered why it had a little kick to it, then remembered!

  5. Teresa January 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    wow… you have quite the inspiration from your mother! 🙂 Everything looks beautiful (and delicous)!

  6. Eclectic Medicine January 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Looks delicious. Love your table setting too! Gorgeous 🙂

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