Last night, Eric and I sat down to judge the It’s OK to Come Early — the Holiday Spirits Challenge over dinner. And…spirits.
It seemed a fitting night to try the recipe from last week’s winner: Manon’s meatloaf! Even though I was already losing my sense of taste, this meatloaf was definitely a winner. Eric and I both loved it — you have to make it sometime!
After devouring our meatloaf, we got into the very difficult task of choosing a favorite. After reading all the entries, we declared “My Aunts Had Me Drinking Grain Alcohol as Young as Seven Which a) I Didn’t Even Know and b) Is Totally Normal, Right?” Christmas Boilo the winner!
I mean, Eric and I were debating going and buying Everclear at 8:30 PM on a Monday night because we were that eager to try it — you know that’s a winning recipe! I also really enjoyed Cindy’s tales of how much her family likes to drink. I want to make this as soon as possible because she said it can cure a cold, and at this point, I need all the help I can get.
Honorable mentions go to Sarah’s “Lemonade Stand for Grown-Up Girls,” Paige’s “The Restaurant Industry Killed My Spirit But Not My Love for Champagne,” Stephen’s “Don’t Pass Out Until Barry Manilow Sings ‘New Year’s Eve'” Cocktail, and Chandra’s “Surprise! Butt Sex” shot. I don’t like NYE much, but I loved all the NYE cocktails!
Honorable Mentions for the Approaching Holidays: Angela’s “God Help Me I’m Related to a Bunch of Nuts” Pecan Pie Martini for Thanksgiving and Stephanie’s Candy Cane Swirl, Jaclyn’s “You Can Seriously Put Anything In This and It Will Taste Amazing” White Hot Chocolate, and Margot’s “What Santa Really Needs for Christmas” Drink. I definitely cannot wait to try these out!
And, once again, all the entries were funny, smart, and creative. Read the rest here…
We only have two challenges left! Check back tomorrow for the next challenge and thanks to everyone who entered this week!