My show and tell blog for the things I do outside of the classroom.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Entertaining in the Apartment
This year Cliff and I finally hit just the right balance for holiday entertaining. We decided to have a Sunday open house the second weekend in January. Everyone was back from their assorted holiday travels and far less busy than in December. We did an e-vite and just said come anytime between 2-5. This way we weren't throwing a full meal- just snacks. It was a great way to get rid of some of the candy and cookies that pile up around the holidays! I made my friend Kates famous Wasail and served Ikea Swedish meatballs in the crock-pot. They were super easy and a big hit. I also served veggies and dip and some cheese, sausage and crackers that we had gotten in a holiday basket. Throughout the afternoon about 12 people came. Since they came and left at different times everyone fit! That can be tricky when you only have one room for entertaining.
Here's something I have been thinking about-spray painting my crock-pot! I'd love for it to be red, but the ceramic part is peach colored. Maybe black or silver? I'd don't know, maybe I should leave well enough alone. Thoughts?