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

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It’s Asparagus Time!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I know I really should post more recipes, but I’ve been very busy.

Now, I know that is a terrible excuse, so today I hope to make it up to you.

Come on in!

Easter Envy

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I am still dreaming of Easter entertaining. We will have a small group of friends over for dinner (when I told Eric we were hosting 20pp, he was a bit surprised. My answer? “It is small compared to 175 for the Christmas Party!”) God bless my husband for putting up with my antics.

Anyhoo, I am still poring over ideas for our special spring soiree. Take a look and see what I’ve found.

Hop to it, Bunnies!

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

As Easter approaches, we are getting our menu together for our Saturday night dinner. There will be fun out of town guests and our dinner will be very special indeed. I can’t give away the secrets because then our guests would know everything…and we can’t have that.

One thing I did work on today was making these awesome pom poms from Martha. Click here to see her tutorial.

Martha's Pom Poms

How did mine turn out? Well, mine look like giant flowers. Uh, I took another look after I made 9 of them (9, y’all!) and realized that I did them all wrong. But they still look sweet.

There are so many visuals that will be happening at our table, it might be my most favorite table to date. With some of my favorite folks in the world there.

Menu? Well so far, this is where we’re at:

Dates Wrapped in Bacon
Brie en croute with Raspberry Sauce
Leg of Lamb
Leek, Artichoke, Potato Gratin (recipe here)
Dilled Carrots
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Apple Pie
Cake Balls (recipe over here)

Hmm, that might be enough. What do you think? Oh, and of course, copious amounts of wine and beer. I’m thinking I’ll greet each guest with a margarita to get things rolling. Especially since they have that nice, pastel green color. Goes with my color palette!

There is so much I just can’t tell you yet, but can’t wait to share with you next week. This year, why not go over the top with your decorations? I think I did!

Have a great day, my bunnies!

xoxo, Patti