Easy Transition From Fall To Winter...Entertaining Ideas

This week we're giving a short presentation with visuals, hand outs and a couple of on site tablescapes for a group of about 250 young Mother's at my church.

The goal is to keep it simple and affordable...

We thought we'd share some of the visuals and presentation with you...

Entertaining starts at the front door with a warm welcome...

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It's always nice to offer a beverage upon guest's arrival...get creative with it...

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Fill this bowl with punch...

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Use things that are in season in unexpected ways...

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In the evening we  add lot's of candles...

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Pumpkins can even be used as risers...Varied heights are a must for tablescapes...

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Love the pine cones mixed with pumpkins...

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Don't be afraid to mix it up...

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Add place cards...

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Unique serving pieces...

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Regardless of your style...Take just a bit of time...invite some friends...and have a good time.  no need to stress ovder the details...

It's your turn...

Let's talk!

Images via Martha Stewart Living,Etsy, Pinterest, Belgian Pearls 

Gracious Fall Living

The Sister's are busy right now on the details that make a beautiful, yet comfortable Fall transition. We're gathering lot's of  inspiration ...

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We're also guest posting for At Home In Arkansas today...you'll have to visit there for even more great Fall transition ideas.

We would love to have you come take a look.

Click here!!!

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via Pinterest

Sunday Supper...Roasted Vegetable Strudel

The time to say farewell to the garden is quickly approaching...

This recipe is worthy of the grand finale...

Roasted Vegetable Strudel

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Doesn't this look fabulous?

The recipe and images are from The Proud Italian.

Roast your vegetables ahead of time, (any combination that you like) she used2 zucchini, 1 large

eggplant, 1 large red pepper, 1 small onion, 3 garlic cloves and a half a bag of frozen artichoke

hearts. Dice the veggies, drizzle with olive oil, S&P and roast at 425F until tender and golden.

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The most important thing about using phyllo is to keep it covered with a damp cloth as you go

layering it. For this recipe use 6 sheets.  Spray olive oil over each sheet with an olive oil mister as

well as a sprinkling of grated romano cheese on each layer.

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When you reach the 6th sheet spread your vegetables all over leaving about a 2" border all the

way around. Scatter your favorite cheese combination on top of the veggies, suggestions are

fresh mozzarella, grated fontina, asiago and romano. Fold up the border ends over the vegetables

then carefully roll up starting up on the longer side until it becomes into a log.

Spray olive oil on top of the log along with grated cheese and black pepper and bake for around

20 minutes at 400F until golden.

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So delicious...

We are loving this beautiful Autumn weather...

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Setting the table tonight will be simple...and we've already lit the fire...

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It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via The Proud Italian, The Pink Couch, Martha Stewart

Sunday Supper...The Best Salsa You Ever Tasted

Thankful...that's what we feel right now...very thankful, because we're working on so many fun projects!

Doesn't leave much time for cooking.  We're doing more snacking.  Salsa is our favorite, and we just discovered the best we've ever had. You can make a meal out of this when you're on the go...it is sooo good! 

The recipe is from Pioneer Home. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • 1/2 whole Lime Juice

Note: this is a very large batch. Recommend using a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.

Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like---I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.

You can't stop eating this...and there is no need to set the table...

but it's time to get ready for Fall...

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Just snip the mums and glue on the pumpkins...how easy is that?  

Aren't you in love with this time of the year? 

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via Wedding ideas.com, Bhg.com