Tablescapes, A Little Christmas Past

Thanksgiving is on the horizon but with Christmas just around the corner I couldn’t help thinking about last year…and I was reminded of the many things I have to be thankful for tomorrow… The delight on Super Boy’s face as we hung the advent calendar with its big pop of red Visions of sugar plums … Continue reading

Party Panache, A Grits Bar

I saw this in the November 2012 Southern Living and KNEW immediately, without question, that we would do this for our annual Christmas Eve lunch.We traditionally do a ham or rib roast, but I wanted to change it up. We set up the buffet on the kitchen island with a chalkboard announcing the Grits Bar … Continue reading

Party Panache, Christmas Eve Menu

I took my own advice and decided to SIMPLIFY things a few days ago when I was feeling a little overwhelmed…give yourself permission, it’s OK! Everyone will still have a JOLLY time, and you won’t be exhausted…I axed a few things from the menu that were labor intensive and replaced them with simpler fare.  I … Continue reading