Today we had our Holiday Board Game Bonanza which required everyone to bring a holiday snack as well dress in tacky holiday attire.
This year ugly holiday sweaters were impossible to find. I think this was due to the disproportionately large amount of elderly people in the area either buying all the sweaters or not selling them to Goodwill because they were/are still wearing them. Luckily my roommate Paul and I were still able to find nice (ugly?) coordinating outfits (see below). I had one of those magical Goodwill moments when I randomly looked over and saw two identical shirts - one with green stripes and one with red. We weren’t sure if it was cheesy enough but another shopper volunteered her opinion across the aisle with a confirmatory affirmative. Done and done.
But my first holiday bean dip reflected not only my Christian and/or secular friends - but also my Jews as their Star of David tops the tree. I had to destroy a good amount of yellow pepper to get that star just right. The red, green and black also represent the Kwanza in all of us as well - with the yellow as an added accent.
The first official roommate holiday picture; sure our moms will love this one:
In July I was in Gainesville for my dear friend Olysha’s wedding. The day before the big day I spoke to my brother and told him what I was up to. His one question to me was, “you making a bean dip?” He was not joking - but totally serious. I was actually surprised I didn’t think of it myself. Now it had to be done.
While thinking of what I could do for a wedding bean dip - I came across a collection of their photo booth pictures from a classic Gainesville establishment, The Top.
Here is one of the many pics I used to help capture the happy couple:
And here they are in beans. I will say the bride and groom both wish they had the outfits I decked them out on in on this spread:
Congrats Jim and Olysha!