Rocky Neck Mug Ups were always a great time, but I think the quaintness of Annisquam and close proximity to Christmas made this holiday Mug Up extra special. The turnout was great, and people brought some amazing contributions to the fare. Paul Morrison’s bluefish pate was the best he’s made yet; Kim Smith’s truffles were to die for (well not really die, but they were incredible), Donna Ardizzoni made this cream cheese and chocolate chip ball with ginger snaps to spread it on, which didn’t sound immediately appealing to me, but was so delicious; Wendie Demuth baked Christmas cookies, as did others, but I didn’t see who brought them; Jenn Cullen brought some great Sugar Magnolias muffins, Fred Bodin brought some great treats from Plum Cove Grind and Marit from Bayview made an incredible tomato pie (see picture); Pete and Joyce Chamberlain brought a delicious cheese pie; Schooner Adventure’s Joanne Souza came in with something, but I didn’t see what. There were many other things that appeared on the table, but I don’t know who brought them, so don’t know who to acknowledge and thank. Henry Allen was in the house, as was Alicia and Mike, Father Green, of course, Ed Collard, Marty & Barbara Luster, Greg Bover, Sue Lovett, Val, Judith, and our beloved Joey made the long trek over from the dock. Some visitors from Annisquam included Cynthia Kennedy Sam, Martha Bentley, Sarah Hackett, Tom O’Keefe (who was the last to leave, staying to help me clean up – thanks Tom), Kris Bengston. There were more people, but I’ve already lost track. It was a great time and a wonderful way to share the holiday season with a bunch of really great people.
I want to send a special thank you to those of you who made purchases while you were here. I greatly appreciate your support.
Don’t forget about the GMG Christmas Party this Saturday, December 17th at 7:00 pm at Bodin Historic Photo, 82 Main Street. Joey is providing the pizza – BYO beverage of choice and anything you might like to contribute to the party fare.