Last Weekend

   
Last weekend we had a holiday open house for friends and neighbors. It was the first chance since we moved in in May that we have been able to share some hospitality. The party got a little too busy for pictures, but we did manage to document some of the prep.

That’s right, I baked all of this.

The chocolate sour cream Bundt cake looks appropriately festive.

18 thoughts on “Last Weekend

  1. Ash December 18, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    That all looks so delicious and beautiful! I threw a party recently as well, but the food was mostly just cookies etc.

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  2. agoodstoppingpoint December 18, 2010 / 4:30 pm

    Gorgeous! What are the dark brown things below the lovely snowy-looking bundt cake? And in the last picture, the cracker-type things with the green & orange on top? I am hungry now.

    – Christy

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  3. Mystica December 18, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    Gorgeous food! you bake as well..

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  4. Thomas at My Porch December 19, 2010 / 8:22 am

    Ash: I like to bake more than anything so I would have been happy just putting sweet stuff on the table. But figured I needed to give our guests something savory.

    Christy: The dark things are these delicious chewy brownie bars with crushed up candy canes and chocolate chips. Here is the recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Peppermint-Bar-Cookies-236672

    Mystica: Yes, I love to bake.

    Georgia: Thanks. Everything turned out better than expected.

    Diane: They did appreciate it. I think everyone who came really enjoyed themselves.

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  5. Margaret Evans Porter December 19, 2010 / 1:38 pm

    Splendid! I do envy your fortunate guests….

    How did Lucy handle the crowd & the food?

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  6. Nadia December 19, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    Thomas, talk about some yummy looking treats! Everything looks festive and delicious!!

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  7. Thomas at My Porch December 19, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    Margaret: We cheated and took Lucy to doggie daycare during the party. It would have been mayhem otherwise.

    Nadia: It was. And I am glad that it was last week so I can relax for the rest of the holidays.

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  8. verity December 20, 2010 / 5:22 am

    Wow – you could give me a run for your money! I want to see more pictures of your baking in future please.

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  9. chasingbawa December 20, 2010 / 10:01 am

    That is a beautiful spread! And that chocolate bundt cake is making me drool:)

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  10. Ti December 20, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    Everything looks so festive. What a great spread! I love that everything is out for the taking. Allows the host to enjoy the party as well. BTW, the house is looking great.

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  11. Kerry December 21, 2010 / 1:39 pm

    This just makes me jealous. 🙂

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  12. agoodstoppingpoint December 22, 2010 / 12:29 am

    Thanks for the recipe link! I like the sound of the crushed up candy canes . . .

    – Christy

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  13. Thomas at My Porch December 22, 2010 / 10:37 am

    Verity: I know, I love to bake, but I have no will power, so I can't do it as much as you do.

    Sakura: The bundt cake was good, but the batter was even better.

    Margaret: I had quite a time convincing John it was the right thing to do. And of course our first little guest, a four-year old said “where's Lucy?”.

    Ti: I made sure there was nothing for me to do during the party but greet guests.

    Kerry: Well B'more isn't so far away.

    Christy: Just make sure you underbake them a little. They are better that way.

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  14. Inkslinger December 24, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    Ooooh . . . so beautiful! Everything! Goodness . . . I love to bake, but my efforts never turn out as eye-savoury as all of this! You have lucky friends and neighbours. 🙂

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