With 15 to 20 guests Tday usually takes our family a few weeks to prepare. Above is the table in progress. I continued to add scrap booking pages as place mats..just because I really liked them and I use clear glass plates. In the evening when we dined the lights gave a delightful glow.
Although I absolutely loved my daughters pecan pie...
and the delish appetizers ...if you recall bacon wrapped dates...mmm
my favorite dish is this Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Pecans
recipe that we found in Food and Wine magazine back in 2009.
Doesn't it look great!?
well..it DID look great but I placed it in the oven to warm up in that glass dish and POOF! smoke, glass breaking, and the whole thing on the bottom of the oven...the smoke slightly singed the rolls ... so my favorite dish didn't make it, sigh. Thankfully we dinned outside and the slightly smokey kitchen was inside.
And it was all good...not such a big disaster.
Here's a little grouping of recent paintings displayed in my blue room where the kids played and watched tv while the rest of us cozied up and played Apples to Apples and Catch Phrase....
family game time is better than apple pie!