Yesterday, I had some girls over for a regifting White Elephant party. The idea is to use the format of a white elephant or yankee swap is that you bring a gift and then we will do an exchange so that you end up with what someone else brings. I never realized until now that there is a slight difference between a white elephant exchange and a Yankee Swap. A white elephant party implies that the gifts should be something horribly ugly, something you don’t want, or a gag gift and a yankee swap is the exchange. I learn something new each day.
Our exchange was specifically to bring something that you did not want from Christmas and regift it. It ended up being a small group which I figured it would be since it was not the best night for everyone, but it was still a great group of women. Actually, I thought the get together was going to have to be moved because my husband found out last week that he had to be out of town. In the end, I was glad that I did not change the date because it was nice not to spend the night alone. There were only 3 gifts to exchange and so we just exchanged the things without the hullabaloo of the White Elephant set up. I think we all ended up with some fairly nice stuff. I got some great little items for table settings. They are little pockets that look like presents that hold silverware.
So for the food…
I made South Georgia Caviar. I love this caviar. It is super easy to make and is so much more tasty than just having salsa and chips.
I also decided it was about time that I tried to use the crock pot, so I decided to make Party Meatballs. Since I did not want to risk messing up the meatballs (and because I hate molding raw meat) I searched specifically for a recipe that used frozen meatballs.
For the meatballs, I chose Cattlemen’s Memphis Sauce and Kroger grape jelly. The meatballs turned out to be really tasty. The only problem I had with my crock pot was that I could not figure out how to just keep the meatballs warm. I am wondering if I just don’t have a crockpot with a warming switch… since the only choices I had were low and high…maybe low is for warming, but it seemed like that was not the case.
Well, I forgot to take pictures of the food and party, so I guess that is about it for this post… although I do recommend both recipes if you need to go to a potluck or if you are planning to have a little party soon.