Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Menu and Pictures

The open house was a success!! By my count we had 28 people show up! Not bad, I'd say, for a guest list that included 40 people. I guess the "rule of thumb" is right. Decide how many people you're going to invite and expect about half. I think everyone had a good time and almost all the food was gone! I only had appetizer type stuff but that didn't seem to matter to anyone. They ate and enjoyed themselves....and that was the point! Here are a few pictures of the table before guests arrived. But first.....

...here's the menu:

Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Cheddar Puffs
Cinnamon Pear Bruschetta
BBQ Meatballs
Chicken Cheddar Ring
Hot Bacon Cheese Dip
Pecan Pie
Homemade Caramels
Assorted Cookies
Mini Black-bottomed Cheesecake
Christmas Crack

A long shot of the dining room.

The table getting prepared for all the goodies....

Beverage table.

Candles lit...all we need is the warm food and the guests!

Peacock Christmas tree!

Last but not least....IT Guy cleaned the kitchen! All dishes are done and linens are washed.
All that's left is to empty the dishwasher. In the words of Scarlett O'Hara....I'll think about that tomorrow!!