Quick and Easy Table Ideas for a Chinese Take-Out Dinner

Some info about our Gourmet Group*:  We enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The host decides on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The host prepares most of the meal, but gives at least one course to the others (along with all the recipes) to cook.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Special dedication:  This post is dedicated to SRC, one of our own*, who lost his battle with Stage 4 cancer last December 2019.  We miss you, Dear Friend – your love for people & for good food, and the big smile and spirit you carried with you.  Although your chair is empty at our table, your place is forever engrained in our hearts!

If your idea for entertaining friends or family in your home is ordering take-out, or maybe you just don’t have time to cook that day, consider ordering everyone’s favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant.

  Here is an idea for a quick, easy, and inexpensive great tablescape for such a dinner party.

 

Chinese tablescape ideas easy

 

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Bourbon Tasting Dinner Party

Some info about our Gourmet Group*:  We enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The host decides on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The host prepares most of the meal, but gives at least one course to the others (along with all the recipes) to cook.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Special dedication:  This post is dedicated to SRC, one of our own*, who lost his battle with Stage 4 cancer last December 2019.  We miss you, Dear Friend – your love for people & for good food, and the big smile and spirit you carried with you.  Although your chair is empty at our table, your place is forever engrained in our hearts!

Back in February, another in our Gourmet Group hosted with a Bourbon-Themed Dinner Menu and Bourbon Tasting.  It was an evening of thorough enjoyment for all of us.

bourbon tasting dinner party

 

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Book Club Lunch: “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty”

The Matriarch book

Last summer, my Book Club got together for lunch and a discussion of, The Matriarch:  Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page.

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“The Dutch House”: Book Club Lunch

book club ideas for "The Dutch House"Back in mid-February before Shelter-in-Place and Social Distancing were our daily way of life, another gal hosted our Book Club for lunch and a discussion of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Continue reading

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Dinner Party Celebrating The Red, White, and Blue

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

red white and blue table ideas

We hosted our Gourmet Group in May to salute The Red, White, and Blue with the upcoming holidays, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

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“Educated” Book Club Lunch and Discussion

book "Educated" book club lunch

I hosted my Book Club about two weeks ago for a discussion and lunch for the book, Educated, by Tara Westover.

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Auction and Basket Items – More

shopping gift card auction basket ideas

EVOLUTION FROM AN ANNUAL PARTY TO A FUNDRAISER… Continue reading

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