Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hospitality and the Holidays

On Monday I was looking up some recipes on this blog that I am making over the holidays. I was putting together my grocery list and I wanted to make sure that I have all the ingredients on hand.

I was somewhat horrified to light on this post, and to see that I served almost the exact same menu for our employee Christmas party both last year and this year. The only things that were different were the salad, vegetable and dessert. No wonder the menu sounded good to me. Because it had worked before. Sigh...

It was all really good. Scarpariello. Lamb. Couscous. Asparagus. French Bread. Somethings really can't be improved on. I suppose.

The dessert was a new recipe. Black and White Bread Pudding. How can it be bad when the recipe calls for 3 pounds of chocolate?

This recipe is going to be on the blog on Friday. It is easy, and gorgeous, and delicious.
And would make a show stopper Christmas dessert.

This is the majority of our roofing crew this past year. There were 2 or 3 others who worked a few days or weeks. But these are the guys who put in months and months. Hard labor. They put in long freezing hours in the winter, and long sweltering hours in the summer. We are so thankful for each and every one of them.

My menu fiasco brought to mind this post that I wrote for Womanhood with Purpose. Hospitality is not about the menu or the decorations-its about the people. Check out my post on Hospitality and the Holidays. 

I'll let you in on a secret...there is a giveaway contained in the post. You can win a 3 month subscription to She Plans Dinner. That would be a fun gift for yourself or someone else for Christmas! So, go enter!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!