Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Dinner Party Last Night

We entertained our deer lease hunting group
last night with an Italian dinner of lasagna and
also eggplant - chicken parmigiana. A salad, garlic
bread and rum cake were also served.
This is where half of our group was seated.
The other half were in our breakfast nook... and why I
don't have a picture of that.. baffles me.

I really enjoy our Nativity set that I purchased from..
get this... Sam's in Colima, Mexico.
In keeping with the tradition in Mexico (and probably elsewhere too) I am leaving the manger empty until
midnight Christmas Eve.

I have another function at my home tonight...
a church meeting. I'll serve dinner again.
Someone told me once that back to back entertaining is
the way to go. I'm going to find out.

I'm linking for the first time to
No Minimalist Here


Tablescape Thursday
Designs by Gollum

Visit both of these blogs to see some of the most
fabulous Christmas decorating ideas.


A Vintage Chic said...

Your menu sounds perfect, your table, so lovely! You have such a beautiful decorating style, Karen!

I agree--back-to-back entertaining is the best...things are already clean, and you're just in the mode!

Enjoy it all, my friend--it's a wonderful season!


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Karen...Back-to-back entertaining sounds very smart.

Your table is gorgeous and that nativity set is devine.

Merry CHRISTmas!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful table! I love your Nativity scene! Dinner sounds delicious! YUMMY! Two nights in a row, GIRL... sounds like the way to go for sure! Enjoy! HUGS

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a lovely setting for a dinner party! Looks wonderful..and sounds great too!

Rita said...

Ooooh, sounds like a very lovely meal to me! Made me hungry just thinking about it. Glad you had fun and your table looks wonderful!

Deb said...

I think back to back is great...we had friends Saturday night...then Sunday a craft making party..worked out great...

Julie Harward said...

Lovely...and I love the nativity set! :D

Michael Lee West said...

Absolutely beautiful from beginning to end! Merry Christmas, Karen!

Marydon said...

Karen, so love your precious nativity. I have 4 that I keep out all year round.

Your menu sounds wonderfully deelish & decor is awesome.

Have a lovely winter's day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Donnie said...

Your table looks lovely and your menu sounded delicious. I'm sure everyone had fun.

From the Kitchen said...

I often do back-to-back entertaining as it is easier for me. The house is clean. I just reset the table after the dishes are done and, quite often, I serve almost the same menu.

Your table is beautiful and your menu sounds delicious!


Nancy's Notes said...

Well, just move over Martha Stewart! I've always known that Karen is a fabulous hostess and a wonderful cook!

Karen, your tablescape looks beautiful and your menu sounds scrumptious! I am sure you did not have have a problem hosting back to back! Not you!