30 January 2011

"Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable."

"Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable."  Ina Garten, 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook'

So this is my thought for using paper plates at Sunday lunch today. We had three couples come over after church for food and fellowship and yes, I served them on paper plates!!!  I called and asked the eldest sister if it would be tacky and was assured it was not lol  It was all about my decorating scheme, neither my good china or everyday would work @@  Won't say I'll make it a habit but wow was clean up a breeze!

So, our plan is to get back to entertaining on a regular basis. We both enjoy it but had gotten burned out for a variety of reasons. I think we are back to the mojo. We already have 3 more couples coming this Saturday night, no, this will not become a weekly thing lol

~Glorious Gatherings~
Sunday ~ January 30, 2011
Friends: Edwin and Goldie, Derek and Laura Lee, Phillip and Courtney
Food: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Green Beans, Garden Peas, Cucumber Salad, Crusty Rolls, Dutch Apple Pie, Gourmet Brownies, Vanilla Ice Cream
Take Home goodies: Dipped pretzels with Silver Sugar


  1. I agree, Beverly. If something as simple as using paper plates makes it easier for you to entertain more often I say go for it! Your table looks lovely, and the menu sounds amazing!

  2. It was such a wonderful gathering and as I said yesterday, those were honestly the prettiest paper plates I have ever seen and they went beautifully with your tablescape. I have a post scheduled for tonight that highlights this fun event. And I stole your Ina quote from facebook! We loved every minute of yesterday so THANK YOU for including us and making us feel special! Big HUG!

  3. I love the quotation, and the menu sounds great! xx


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