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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Open House

Pictures I promised, the top one is of the Christmas punch, not pictured is a carafe of Russian Tea.
In the 2nd photo top-left to right circling around the table:
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
Cappuccino Flats cookies
2 Types of Cranberry cookies (yes, I experimented)
Pimento cheese sandwiches (from church member)
Cranberry Brie
Bacon Squares
Creamy Crab Dip
Nutcracker Sweets
Sweet Spiced Pecans
and the middle platter is a cheese ball/crackers and 2 types of fudge:
Chocolate Walnut and Peanut Butter Cocoa

It was a HIT! The house looked great, the food was fabulous and well worth the effort.
It was from 2-4 pm but people came at 2 and stayed till 3, there were no stragglers this year.

In order to get ready for Open House this year, I shampooed the one remaining room's carpet 5x with a rented Rug Doctor, painted the hallway, attempted to frame one bathroom's mirror only to create a Gorilla Glue mess, and cleaned the parsonage as if we were moving. There will not be an Open House next year, I think every other year is good enough.



Mom2legomaniacs said...

Sounds lovely! Glad, for you, that it is finished and you can check that off your list!

Good luck with the revamp of the plans. Seriously, send me some of that energy!


CookieMonster said...

Wow! I think for all the work you put into getting your house ready that bi-yearly is plenty!

Food looks good.

my5wolfcubs said...

You set a beautiful table! So glad it was a fabulous success!! :)