Are you a fan of The Office? It is literally 90% of my brain-space at any given time. I love the show so much that I binge watch it at least twice a year and quote it often.
One of my favorite scenes in the series is a quick, 10-second exchange between all the members of the office. Amidst the chaos of being manager-less for months, the office team realizes they had completely forgotten to plan the Holiday Party and they poll the office on a theme for the festivities.
The exchange goes a little like this:
Stanley: “I want tropical Christmas!”
Meredith: “Topless Christmas!”
Creed: “Tapas Swiss Miss!”
After which Creed in a cutaway says:
Spanish Tapas and Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa. What’s so hard to understand?
Justin and I quote this line so much that I felt like I HAD to create a Tapas bar for him before the holidays (complete with our favorite hot cocoa, obvi)
Our Tapas Bar included:
- Fried Calamari
- Cured Spanish Ham
- A Mexican Street Corn Salad
- Manchego Cheese
- Garlic Sautéed Shrimp
- A variety of Dips, including Hummus and Pesto
This meal was so easy to make, a breeze to clean up and Justin and I were giggling the entire time.
I think this might be one of our new holiday family traditions!