Hello everyone! Thank you for your comments about our Easter, my new blog header and the well-wishes for Emily. Her bruise has changed from pink/ purple to black, but is shrinking in size. We went to Home Depot yesterday and the salesman said, "I have one question for you....did you win?" I told him the bed won!!
I had a few question in the comments so I thought I would answer them here...
Rebecca, I found the lamb cake mold at a store called "Party City." It's made by Wilton and it was $10.99. I bought it several years ago so if they don't sell it anymore, Ebay might have it.
I was also asked how I did Grace and Emily's hair. First, I put it up in a pony tail. Then I twisted it tightly and at the same time looped it around like a cinnamon run, against their head. I used lots of bobby pins and hairspray! I added the ribbon last.
Oh, and yes, we ate the cake. :0)
Last night we had some friends over for a mission's meeting. Phillip is in charge of the mission's committee at our church so we will need to get together every quarter.
I wanted to share with you my quick and easy menu. Mondays are always busy with school work, laundry and catching up after the weekend. This week was especially busy after Easter. Lots of plastic grass to vacuum up. ;0)
I set everything up buffet style.
I made chicken salad sandwiches on rolls and croissants. I used canned chicken, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and a little garlic powder.
The only thing I had to do for the veggie tray was slice up the green pepper.
I wanted to serve grapes but they were $2.50 per lb. Strawberries were $1.77 a carton so I went with those.
I put the snack-y type foods on the table.
For drinks I served soda, ice tea, lemonade and water. I made unsweetened tea but set out some sugar, a sugar substitute and slices of lemon.
Since it was an evening party, I also made a pot of coffee. Everything was set up for easy self-serve.
For extra seating I brought in our patio furniture and extra kitchen chairs.
I also put my patio couch cushion (which I covered with a blanket) on the fireplace.
Pepperidge Farm cookies were on sale so that was dessert.
I put them, along with leftover Easter candy in the living room, to munch on during the meeting.
It took less than 1 hour to set everything up and clean-up was nice and easy too. I hope I have given you some ideas for simple entertaining! I would love to hear your easy entertaining ideas and tips.
Grace wanted me to mention that the wild bunny living in our yard has had a name change...it's "Carrot" now. I discovered he's been eating my Lamb's Ear plant so I'm rethinking this whole "cute bunny in the garden" thing!
I hope your week is going well and I'll talk to you soon!