Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Name That Thing!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

What is this?

Come inside…

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Cast iron cooking is second nature to most southern cooks.

I have not been one of those cooks.

How did I get turned in the right direction?

Name That Thing – Answer

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you figure it out?

Come on in for the answer.

Name That Thing!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s the first Name That Thing of 2012! Welcome back.

Time to Name That Thing!

Name That Thing – Answer

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you guess what this kitchen tool is used for?

What the heck is this for?

Come on in for the answer.

Name That Thing

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Name That Thing is back for 2012.

What IS that?

Holiday Shopping at Ross

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Ross Dress For Less recently sent me a $25 gift certificate and let me have at it.

And so I did.

What did I get?

A Thing I Need

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Yesterday we discussed things you shouldn’t be without.

Today, one thing I have to have.

Call it “One of Patti’s Favorite Things”


I need this. Swoozie's are you listening?

I just think this is the greatest thing ever. No drippy ice buckets, just tidy Chardonnay bottles lining the table, all corked with assorted Corkcicles.

Friends and loved ones, are you reading?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun

How Many Extra Guests Are Coming?!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You are ready to go for Thanksgiving. Got your lists made, your table setting all inspired by Martha Stewart, stocked up on wine so you can tolerate your inlaws.

What else could you need?

You are going to love this!

Name That Thing – Answer

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you name that thing last week?

Somehow I bet you did!