Our annual Wiley Wine Tasting, usually held on Christmas evening, has been a tradition since 1987.
We select a type of wine, and each person visiting my parents' home brings a bottle. Between family members and guests, about 12 adults sample 10 to 12 wines. Not everyone agrees which wine is best, but we almost always agree which is worst! Then, we enjoy a meal together and pour glasses of our favorites. We prefer red wines, so we often select an easy pasta dish, like this lasagna, for dinner; that way, Mom (a teetotaler who quaffs orange pop) doesn't have to work too hard.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
The journaling that accompanies scrapbook pages becomes a form of family storytelling. Try one of our scrapbook projects, or assemble one scrapbook for everyone to page through at the next family event. Either way, expect the memories you jot down to generate conversations among your family members —maybe even inspire lighthearted debates! That's the fun part.