Thank heavens this is over! The party went fantastically despite the downpour that kept most of us in the house – this may also have been a blessing considering it was 108 degrees out. The flowers – both knitted and planted – done! The blank index cards from the guests – done! The two days of almost 17 hours of cooking – DONE!
I should have taken more pictures, but when the weather turned and the kitchen demanded constant attention I got a bit sidetracked. Despite my negligence, I want to show you what we’ve done.
By the way, I cannot wait to get caught back up with my blogging friends and neighbors without feeling guilty again!
Okay, let’s see if I can organize these is a way that makes the most sense…hope you enjoy!
** Edited Photos **
** Knitted Flowers **
** The Foodie Goodness! **
I could just kick myself for not taking pictures of any of the cooked food! I got so busy trying not to set anything on fire that I just forgot.
I thought I would include our menu, and maybe on a later post I will add recipes because it was delicious!
** The Menu **
- Veggie Tray – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Stop-Light Pepper Assortment, Cherry Tomato and Celery.
- Fruit Trays – Cantaloupe, Grapes, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Watermelon.
- Panzanella Salad
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
- Fresh Basil, Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Skewers
- Artichoke Bruschetta
- Almond Cake with Buttercream Frosting
- Key Lime Cupcakes
- Chocolate Truffles – Cocoa Dusted, Espresso Dusted and Plain
I know I am forgetting something – but my brain is still pretty fried. I will go through everything when I do the post with the recipes!
** Balloons **
And last but not in the least Last….
** The Flowers we Planted **
** Then There are the Friends and Neighbors…and Family! **
That be all she wrote friends and neighbors!
I do believe I am going to go take a nap before I attempt to read any blogs, otherwise my comments are going to be as jumbled as my mind is at the moment – but I cannot wait.