Food Buzz 24, 24, 24: 12 hungry guests + 12 course meal = 24 great things!

I was so excited when Food Buzz chose me to be part of their 24, 24, 24 this month!  So for my meal, I decided to make a 12 course vegetarian meal inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas!  I invited a bunch of friends over and as soon as I got back to Los Angeles on Thursday I started preparing.

Keeping in line with my December Recipe Challenge, this meal was entirely vegetarian and tried to include any many vegetables as possible, while still tasting delicious!  I tried out new recipes and made up a few of my own!

Here’s how the evening went:

Thanks to the help of my wonderful sister, I set up the table to reflect the holiday spirit! Complete with decorative menus!

Then after the guests arrived, the first two courses were standing appetizers wine we all mingled.

12 Drummers Drumming: Vegetarian Drumsticks

Talia obviously is one of those 12 drummers!

11 Pipers Piping: Cheesy Puff Pipes

Tim knows how to work that pipe!

Then we were ready to sit down to dinner…

10 Lords A-leaping:  Leaping Lentil Salad

I wore many hats… cook, waitress, eater…

9 Ladies Dancing: Flamenco Favas

8 Maids A-Milking: Creamy Artichoke Soup

7 Swans A-Swimming: Spaghetti Swimming in a Special Sauce

6 Geese A-Laying: Quiche

5 Golden Rings: Pineapple Ring Salad

4 Calling Birds: Cauliflower Gratin

3 French Hens: Savory Crepe

2 Turtle Doves: Turtle Clusters

Of course no meal is without at least one mishap!  My caramel turned out a little bit too hard…

We all had a good laugh 🙂  Still tasted good and if you broke a tooth, you were in a house full of dentists!

A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Pears in Red Wine

A 12 course meal for 12 people made entirely by me!  I can’t believe I pulled that off!  That was definitely the ultimate recipe challenge!

It was a ton of work but totally worth it!  Thanks Food Buzz for this great opportunity!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!