A Springtime Table for Our Gourmet Group

spring table ideas

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.

Another couple hosted our Gourmet Group about a month or so ago for a “Springtime in Chicago” dinner.  Here’s a peek back at our evening.

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A Wedding Story (from a Groom’s Mother): Bridal Shower Luncheon

bridal shower luncheon at swan coach house

My daughter and I were invited to a Bridal Shower Luncheon for the Bride-to-Be.  Here’s a peek back at her shower.

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Valentine’s Day Menu and Tablescape for Lovers (of Food)

valentines day table ideas

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.

Another couple hosted our group a week ago Saturday for a Valentine’s Day Themed Evening.

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A Wedding Story (from a Groom’s Mother): Engagement Party ~ Southern Style

This is the second in my series, Story of the Newlyweds’ Incredible Wedding Journey {my oldest son & now-daughter-in-law’s journey who were married on 9/30/17}.

engagement party ideas

A second Engagement Party was given in honor of the engaged couple about a month after our party.  This party was co-hosted by several friends of the bride-to-be’s parents.

Come take a look back at this Enchanted Evening.

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A Wedding Story (from a Groom’s Mother): Their First Engagement Party

great ideas for engagement partiesMy oldest son got married last year on September 30th.

Even though, I ‘only’ was the groom’s mother this time, I still thoroughly enjoyed every minute of that very exciting time in my son (& now) daughter-in-law’s lives – just like I had previously for my daughter & son-in-law’s Wedding Journey three years before.

{If you would like to read more about my daughter & son-in-law’s Wedding Journey click here.}

This is the first in a series highlighting the Story of this Newlyweds’ Incredible Wedding Journey.

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A Korean Based Book and Lunch

 

The Girl With Seven Names book club discussionA couple of months ago ( yes, I’m quite behind on my posts for this blog-hobby of mine ), I hosted my Book Club for lunch and a discussion based on the true story of a woman’s escape from the North Korea.  Here’s a look back at it.

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A Holiday Lunch for Book Club

book club lunch

 With Christmastime approaching, I reached into my Book Club archives, and pulled out a discussion & lunch from last year that another gal hosted.  Here’s a quick look back it.

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