I wanted to title this ‘spring having friends over’ because ‘entertaining’ sounds like it should be on the cover of Martha Stewart or some other magazine that would certainly not feature my hosting skills. I love having people though and we hope to host more friends through the summer. It’s selfish, really. Being at home means I can put Kaitlyn to bed then keep on rocking! And rocking we did. Saturday evening we had our friends, Katie and Adam, and their two cute kids over.
I was inspired/suckered in at the farmers market that morning and arranged an appetizer platter (ok, a pizza peel because I’m fancy like that), to which I had to fend Hailey off from until our guests arrived so they at least had a fighting chance of snagging a grape.
We had some time to play around that afternoon, so David got to try the sous vide chocolate he’d been reading about.
It was pretty easy to do and we used this fancy schmancy method to impress our 4 year old guest in the form of pre-made s’more crackers. We aim to please.
Hailey went to bed at 10:30 that night after her more-than-one-smore wore off, a new record I believe.
Sunday I was so pumped to have more friends stop by-
Kath, Matt and Mazen came by for a couple of hours before heading back to Virginia and I’m so glad they did! Kath is really just so easy and fun to talk to and David and I had a great time hanging out on the porch and chatting with them while Kaitlyn took a three hour (!!!) nap and Mazen and Hailey played. Mazen kept calling Hailey “sisssterrrr” and it was pretty much the cutest thing ever.
When they hit the road back home, I had to accept that our weekend playtime was over so David tackled our long-overdue yard chores hard while I tackled laundry and other indoor to-dos, like dinner and, oh yeah, watching the girls. (wink)
Surprise, surprise- more corn! It was my first grilled summer corn and arugula salad of the season and I’m looking forward to making it many more times.
All in all, in was a fun spingy weekend!
Do you enjoy entertaining or find it stressful?
Do you have a signature appetizer/drink/dish that you like to serve guests?
I’d love to come up with a signature drink- like a raspberry mojito- and learn to make it really well. Then I could trick people into thinking I had mad bartender skills… you know until they asked for anything besides a raspberry mojito…