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

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Maybe I Could Eat Something Green

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Still on this “I should eat healthy” kick. Day Two.

What’s left in the pantry?

What About The Sides?

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

All kinds of emails show up in my inbox everyday. It’s sometimes hard to decipher what might be cool and what I might want to share with you.

Something worth sharing inside

Name That Thing – Answer

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you name that thing last week?

Somehow I bet you did!

Feeling Chicken Liver Pate

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Ok, I have mooned over the table settings for Thanksgiving, so let’s discuss what’s going on the table after we’ve made it very pretty.

We are starting with starters today!

Broccoli Soup

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Halloween is over for another year and now Thanksgiving is around the corner. And it is doggone chilly here in Atlanta.

We need to warm up!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s HERE! Happy Halloween! I love this holiday and tonight I will be wearing the third costume this week.

Eek! Come in!

Mad For Coconut Macaroons

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I love coconuts. Coconut shrimp, pina coladas at the beach and coconut ice cream.

But what is my most favorite coconut dish?

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!

Cruising for the Best Recipes

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

There are so many fab blogs out there that I bet you’ve never read. And since being snowed in all week, I’ve had plenty of time to scour the web to find the best cozy recipes for you.

How about spaghetti and mozzarella stuffed meatballs from Babble? Aren’t these gorgeous?

meatballs1 Spaghetti with Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Nom, nom, nom!

And Tessa over at Handle The Heat had me swooning with her chicken wrapped in proscuitto and sage. Golly that sounds scrumptious.

At Let’s Dish they are baking up Snickerdoodle Bread. OMG, are you kidding me? That sounds fantastic!

So, if you are snowed in, there are three recipes to try. Don’t they sound tasty?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Cruisin’

The Game of Ice

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

I am so excited to share what my friends at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta are up to. It is so special and fabulous!

In fact, it’s two surprises in one – at Lumen, their fantasy lobby bar.

One – for all your football fans, Lumen has created two cocktails made specifically for the Auburn/South Carolina match up this weekend. So come on by Lumen (it’s right on Peachtree Street, of course…) and sample each of these libations and decide on a winner! Both cocktails are being offered for $12 each. After the recipes, I will show you the dazzling decor you will be enjoying as you sip your beverage.

2 oz Crown Royal
Splash of Triple Sec
Pineapple Juice, Sour mix, Crushed Blue Berries
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

2 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
Splash of pomegranate juice
Splash of orange juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a highball glass.

Yum, yum, yummy! And now, when you think it could not get any cooler, may I present to you, The Ice Bar at Lumen? Oh yes, my friends, a bar made entirely of ice, with an ice luge that the vodka is poured into and ends up in your martini glass! There are also special cocktails that are being whipped up just for you. Drinks like the Cranberry Martini and the Winter Solstice.

You have got to see this, so I am offering a sneak peak right here! Right now!

All of these gorgeous photos are straight from my friends at The Ritz-Carlton. You will find me getting chilly tonight there after I attend the Pop Up Shops in Midtown.

I hope to see you there, too.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Foreigner – Cold As Ice