Maybe it's because I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, but I love a good holiday potluck. It feels so much more festive and cozy to me than an elaborate dinner party this time of year. Also, much easier to plan and carry out! With everyone bringing their own special dish to the table, the meal comes together without stress and feels relaxed in a way that encourages a second bottle of wine.
This year my friend Tracy and I invited our friends to her house for what will hopefully become an annual potluck affair. We decked her dining table with evergreens, frosted gingerbread cookies to eat by the fire, and waited impatiently for our friends to show up with dishes in hand. This week, I'll be talking all about our potluck party and how you can throw one of your own. First up: the party plan!