I have the opportunity to attend events, get behind the scenes details and meet the wonderful people organizing or perhaps performing.
This past Saturday night in a nearby small town a Toys for Tots Pasta Dinner was held at the same time as a winter art show. The artists donated their hanging fees to the Toys for Tots cause (cash donations are used to buy gifts for the age least likely represented with gifts - usually teens).
The pasta dinner side of the event included a buffet of pasta, salad and bread served by a teen community service group.
Dessert was found on the art show side and included some usually irresistible sweets - chocolate covered strawberries. I have a huge soft spot for these fancy fruits! But, alas, I was working and had to pass. So difficult!
And then a fabulous holiday serving dish caught my eye...one that I own and love!
Isn't he cute???
Also available on the holiday dessert buffet - yes, you guessed it - COOKIES!
Several platters, several varieties and I was able to use a vast reserve of self-control and walk away. Somehow.
Hours later, at home, I wrote about the amazing event with my favorite ceramic cup of hot tea and yes, a chocolate chip cookie.
Community events, a job I love, being with people who care, including my husband, and a sweet bite all leave me feeling Fed Well in the middle of the holiday season!