Yes We Gather At The Table....
Why Not A Comic View Of The Evening First?
Let The Evening Begin With Catching Up....
The girls get together and catch up on things
Fresh back from the Caribbean .... Getting used to cold again is not easy
Ah ha... We found the source of good cheer
We can't keep Terri out of the kitchen
She is describing the meal in Italian....
Terri is a professional salad-ologist
He heard Tom and James talking....
Mirror mirror on the wall....
Watch out James... Linda and Sue are watching you
Bunny found a safe place in the kitchen
Some serious 'splainin' going on here
James and Charlotte share vacation stories...
Terri works too hard...
Quotation To Remember: Red meat is not bad for you.? Now blue-green meat, that?s bad for you!? ~Tommy Smothers
Fireball in a champagne glass.... Great idea
Did You Know? - Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is a cinnamon-flavoured whisky-based liqueur produced by the Sazerac Company. Its foundation is Canadian whisky, and the taste otherwise resembles the candy with a similar name, Ferrara Candy Company's "Atomic Fireball" candy. It is bottled at 33% alcohol by volume (66 U.S. proof).
According to the official Fireball website, the product was developed in Canada in the mid-1980s, and for a long time was little known outside of Canada.
Fireball is now widely available in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and can also be found in Israel, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Australia, Ireland, and various other countries. It is also mentioned in the Florida Georgia Line song "Round Here" ? "That Fireball Whiskey whispers Temptation in my ear".
Tom and Ernie visiting while everybody gets in line for dinner
Red red wine.....
Did You Know? - Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.
The juice from most black grapes is greenish-white; the red colour comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of colour and flavour components from the grape skin.
Decorated for Christmas
Naughty & Nice??? Interesting
And who was first in line????
We is watching....
Charlotte is enjoying the Danish-Mexican specialities...
Did You Know? - Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times. The people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal D?az del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hern?n Cort?s in Coyoac?n, which included foods served in corn tortillas.
Summed up in a single word.... Yumm
Let's toast the hosts... Who has the matches???
So... I have a story to tell....
OMG... Santa is bald???
Show us your tooth!
Remember this carefully....
"Everybody sit... I"ll get it!"
Bunnaford was in on the deal... She raced to the door and to Johns surprise...
Four little Elves join the party
Contact the ORANGE EMOIRE CHORUS
"What should we sing???"
Ernie still seems surprised....
One word... GOTCHA
We were entertained... some of us tried to sing along
Did You Know? - Barbershop vocal harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1930s?present), is a style of a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music, characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
Each of the four parts has its own role: generally, the lead sings the melody, the tenor harmonizes above the melody, the bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completes the chord, usually below the lead.
The melody is not usually sung by the tenor or baritone, except for an infrequent note or two to avoid awkward voice leading, in tags or codas, or when some appropriate embellishment can be created. Occasional traveling may be sung by fewer than four voice parts.
According to the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), "Barbershop music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies, whose tones clearly define a tonal center and imply major and minor chords and barbershop (dominant and secondary dominant) seventh chords that resolve primarily around the circle of fifths, while making frequent use of other resolutions."
Slower barbershop songs, especially ballads, often eschew a continuous beat, and notes are often held (or sped up) ad libitum.
Lift your glass for good cheer
James really enjoyed the surprise... We caught him singing along
Great fun... Specially the parodies
Bunny got some good pictures
We loved the traditional carols
Everyone was smiling
Bringing back memories
Time to sing
Time to enjoy....
Time to laugh
Fireball? Bunny is passin' the poison
A hostess with the mostess
Sue convinced them to do one more song.....
"Bye bye Ernie and Merry Christmas....
Remember, don't be too good a little girl!"
"John... You can continue to be bad!"
We are regaled by Miss Charlotte and the trip to the islands....
Shaun now wants to sing.... We convinced him not to
"Charlotte... what is that???"
"It's a duck"
We like duck!!!!
Where is Terri... Still in the kitchen! She got KP Duty also.
Did You Know? - KP duty is "kitchen police" or "kitchen patrol" work under the kitchen staff assigned to junior U.S. enlisted military personnel. "KP" can be either the work or the personnel assigned to perform such work. In the latter sense it can be used for either military or civilian personnel assigned or hired for duties in the military dining facility excluding cooking.
The U.S. military sometimes uses the word "police" as a verb to mean "to clean" or "to restore to order." For example, after a company picnic on a U.S. Marine Corps base, a group of Marines might be assigned to police, or clean up, the picnic grounds. Its origins in this usage probably came from the French sense of maintaining public order. Kitchen police then may mean to restore the kitchen to order, or clean up the kitchen.
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a classic Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas".
The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit by Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra on September 10, 1951, and released on RCA Victor as 47-4314 (45 rpm) and 20-4314 (78 rpm). Bing Crosby recorded a version on October 1, 1951, which was also widely played.