Good evening, Dishers! Thanks to all of you who bit the apple and took the challenge last week. Only one didn’t do apples, everyone else embraced the challenge!
The day after the challenge I started preparing for my guests who were coming for the reunion. They arrived Friday afternoon, an hour early!
I didn’t get to the floral centerpiece I planned, and I iced the cake as they watched, but we made it!
Trying to get the 47 attendees into the pic was not easy!
One gal created a uniform which we wore with saddle shoes for 4 years!
And a group sang a song that the good Sisters never heard us sing!
This is the table I did for Fri. night’s dinner.
Black and white cotton check cloth from my friend, Kitty. ;0
Black mat with a few beads via West Elm at PB outlet.
Glass hurricane in lieu of the floral centerpiece.
Royal Stafford dinner plate and soup bowl, via HG. I’ve had them a few years, but never used them in a post. White salad from CTS.
Treble clef flatware via BBB, butter domes from CTS, and Waterford crystal. Black and white petti fours on a white cake pedestal plate from CTS.
Dinner started with Baked stuffed clams, choice of New England Chowder or Butternut Apple Soup, Spinach Salad, warm rolls and butter, baked stuffed potato, carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms and filet mignon.
For dessert I made a triple chocolate layer cake with ice cream.
I made a Banana Walnut Cake too, but we didn’t cut it, so I froze it for next weekend.
I gave my guests a loaf of banana chocolate chip to bring back to KY, FL and RI, as well as a tube of MOO cream.
Sat. was the luncheon in the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip.
I got pots of white mums and wrapped them in silver paper and popped in a big blue bow. One lucky person at each table got to take it home.
It was a full 4 course lunch, soup, salad, choice of entrée and brownie sundae’s for dessert and coffee. It was all delicious!
Sunday after Brunch, my guests departed and I started on the laundry and put away duties.
I so enjoyed seeing everyone, it was a wonderful weekend with sunny blue skies and temps in the 70’s!
I haven’t made it to everyone yet, but I will! The winner of the give away will be announced in my next post, which is Gollum’s Secret Ingredient Party. Stay tuned!
Thanks so much for visiting!
Oct. 16th is the WHITE FALL challenge. Only white dishes, with ONE other color for linens etc. Your charger can be the one OTHER color you pick. I know some of you have it done, I haven’t picked my other color yet, I have been busy entertaining!
Let’s see what you have this week!
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