I was lucky for this DB weekend..My dear childhood girlfriend Jojo and her husband were coming for dinner.
I wanted it festive..but not what I was going to do at Christmas..
A little birdie sent me some great napkins and napkins rings while I was in Florida..and these began to set the theme..
Thanks so much Kathleen..
It was so much fun to get the table set for our little foursome..
So the roosters and the poms may be a bit eclectic..but it worked for us.
I was so happy to chat about the friends I have met and.. really met.. with Jojo last night..
Of course with all these roosters going on.. you Darling Bakers probably know I opted fot the pot pies..
Noah was napping..perfect..cause my attention is definitely not on the preps when he's there.He's soo cute:)
I don't have a baked and decorated photo..I got caught up in my friends:)
They turn a lovely puffy golden brown..and you add a sprig of thyme or rosemary.
It hit the spot on this cold cold evening..
We started off with hors d'oeuvres.. I made baked cheese in a little covered cheese warming pot I have and topped it with Pom jelly..
I had made the cretons and added some Artisan Bread in 5 mins..
Have I told you how much I love that book? The recipes? The fun of having it on hand? I have to make more today.
I thank them for this great book.
I also made a fennel and clementine salad with pine nuts and poms:)
Dessert was a Hazelnut Bûche from Martha Stewart.It's so good.I like making these rolled log cakes..
The chocolate flower is made from a blog I saw.. she showed us how to use chocolate and corn syrup and make them..
I love the idea..and they are easy.A little pearl necklace for the proverbial black dress:)
The hazelnut filling has Nutella:)
It was cold enough last night to let my lantern keep being frozen outside until we ate..It was the centerpiece.
They are plastic lantern molds..you fill them with water..freeze..and unmold..there's a spot for a tea light inside..It illuminates so softly.. like an ice sculpture..
I had a great time last night.