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Here’s a fun story about blogging that ends with a great recipe.
Recently I helped throw a bridal shower for our children’s minister at church. I was in charge of food and told we were having a winter theme. How fun! The decorations were gorgeous. I ordered cupcakes from a friend who is skilled at making them. But I wasn’t sure where to go with winter-themed foods.
And then I remembered that once upon a time, Amanda had a snowflake party. I totally remembered reading her post about it. So I went and dug it up and realized that she had posted it in 2008!!! Seriously people, that’s a long time ago. In January 2008, I wasn’t even pregnant with my first child. We lived in Nashville. It seems like eighty thousand years ago. I can’t find one of Libbie’s tennis shoes or remember where I put my keys, but I CAN remember that Amanda had a snowflake party in 2008.
We can also add as a side that hers was basically the only blog I read in 2008. And I still have no idea how I found it.
I stole Amanda’s idea to have a hot chocolate bar, and then I made “fairy wands” – pretzels rods dipped in white chocolate and rolled in blue and pink sugars. I cut up winter fruit – grapefruit, oranges, and grapes – and then I decided to go to town and make Amanda’s Cheeseball from Heaven. It sounded like the weirdest thing in the world, but I trust her. And we share the same passionate love for the Magically Delicious Mexican Corn Dip, so I know she has good taste in appetizers.
And you know what? It is the cheeseball from heaven. It’s nothing like any cheeseball I’ve ever had. A little spicy, a little crunchy, a little sweet from coconut and mango chutney … everyone at the party adored it and asked me about it!
Thanks, Amanda, for the great recipe for my arsenal! It’s the perfect winter-themed food. A big, fluffy snowball … with chutney on it.