Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday's thoughts

First of all, I am happy to report that this was FABULOUS!!! My daughter and I enjoyed it SO, SO much......the acting was fantastic, the choreography was incredible, and the special effects were well, supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!!! :)
I'd highly recommend it to anyone!!!

I'm in planning mode, executing mode, trying to get ready for my annual Open House and Sample Sale that I have um, every year, as Annual usually signifies. I've been doing this, annually for about five years's a tradition! I make good food, put out samples of my products that I reduce in price (bargains to be had!) and friends come and eat, visit, hopefully take away products!!, and we all have a good time. I have managed to pull out from every nook and cranny every extra item that I can possibly find from my inventory to get ready to put prices on so that many of my friends/neighbors/customers will want to take home with them. It's a lovely time. I am also fortunate enough to have a dear friend who is willing to come and help me--she cooks, she cleans, she is gracious....well, not gracious enough to do windows, but she lovingly comes to help me in whatever way I need help on that day. I am blessed!

Here's what's on the Menu so far:

Betty's Cheeseball (a cheeseball I made up and my other friend lovingly decided to name Betty's Cheeseball; she had some notion that I was a bit like a Betty Crocker in her world! )
Pepper Jelly Spread w/ Wheat thins (love this! Will post recipe next week)
Marinated Cheese!!! w/ Triscuits (this is a hit every time I serve it....will post recipe later)
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Sweet Potato Biscuits w/ Ham
Cheese Wafers

Pumpkin Dip w/Gingersnaps
Muffin asst.
Chubby Hubby cookies
Fudge Filled Dessert Strips
Cookie Asst. from Barb

Coffee, juice and an undetermined cold drink that will go in my Beverage server

(need to decide whether it will be Brunch Punch or spiced tea.

I will also have asst. nuts, chocolate, and such.......
Any suggestions on the menu?
I'd love to have you each come and participate....too bad we are scattered all over the place!!
I'll have pictures hopefully at the end of next week to share with you.


Love the Decor! said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!
Wish I could come too!!

I am having my first giveaway so pop over and take a peek.
Have a great weekend!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I would LOVE to come!! Your menu looks fantastic. What are chubby hubby cookies? You need to blog about those too. ;)

I can't give MB the chewable vitamins yet. :( She has to be 2....hence the awful drops. They are SO gross.

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for the pepper jelly recipe. Do we get to look at the items on sale? I would be there if it was possible.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds yummy! Wish I lived nearby so I could join in on the fun. Please post pictures!!! Thanks!

April said...

Oh, I'm so bummed that I live too far away to come to your get-together! Sounds like such a fun time...with great food to boot!

Anonymous said...

It sounds just perfect! And the food makes my tummy gurgle with hunger, lol! I would certainly be on your doorstep if it were but a wit bit closer.....

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Pumpkin dip with gingersnaps sounds so good (and pretty healthy)! Sounds like a fun time!


jerriann said...

I am in unison with all the others, Your party sounds like a fun time for all. It's a win/win. Gotta love those. Can't wait for your recipes.

Lisa said...

It's so wonderful to have a great friend. You are blessed. And your menu sounds divine. Can't wait for the recipes. :)
BTW The Hubster took the thespian and the grad student to see Mary Poppins during TX-OU weekend. They all loved it!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love to make homemade gingersnaps with pumpkin dip in the fall. YUM! What are the chubby hubby cookies? I can't wait for your recipes. I love new recipes, because I really enjoy cooking and trying new things.Sounds like a fun time. I do wish we were all closer to each other. Have fun!! Your menu sounds delicious!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Lisa said...

So glad you had a great time! The menu is YUMMY!! Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Yummo!! Now I REALLY wish I could be there. Let's see, how long does it take to drive from Dallas. :)

I know it's going to be lovely Suzanne. I hope you sell lots of stuff!!

Domestic Designer said...

So glad you and your daughter enjoyed Mary Poppins! Your open house sounds like so much fun....wish I could come :-)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oh my goodness...the menu sounds wonderful And Pumpkin Dip this time of year is one of my favorites. Your friends are going to have a blast, especially when they see the slashed prices (you know I'm all about some sample sales. :)

jenjen said...

Sounds wonderful - I wish I could come Suzanne!

I am so glad that you and your daughter had a great time at the play. What a special time!


Diana said...

All of these sound great!!! Have a great weekend.

Southern Lady said...

Suzanne, your party sounds like it's going to be lovely -- and fun, too. I'll look forward to seeing your pictures and getting those recipes (the Marinated Cheese sounds interesting).

Good luck with your sales!

Anita said...

Oh, so much fun. I wish I could wouldn't happen to have a Cantebury Charger in your stash would you? I need one.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Sounds lovely!! I am glad you said you will share your pepper jelly spread recipe! I had somthing like it (I'm guessing) once. I loved it but haven't found quite the same recipe since. I can't wait to see what your recipe is!!