Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hosted Christmas gathering last night!

Edited to add***** Yes, the red thangy holding the photos is an old chip clip holder, I actually found at a garage sale in a pot with ivy growing on it!! I asked so nicely.. "What would you sell that pot of ivy for?" She said "OH, HoW ABOUT 2 BUCKS!" It was very rusty, of course you know I had to paint it RED!! Hugs!! Valarie ********








Happy Sunday all... Sharing my Christmas gathering from last night!  The menu last night was fajitas -chicken or beef, black bean salsa, cheese dip, BBQ poppers, Pico de Gallo and Guacamole! and plenty of beer to go around at least 3 times and 2 bottles of red wine. A good time had here at the blue cottage!!  I have to give credit here for the recipes.. here...  
I made BBQ jalepeno poppers, Please note- I made the recipe straight from her cookbook not her website, there is a difference. In the book it stated to bake for one hour- didn't tell you what temperature so I baked them at 375.  PLEASE LISTEN TO ME!! DO NOT WEAR LATEX GLOVES, WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.. Working with jalepenos makes your hands cry out loud!! I also advise one day in advance for prep- a bit time consuming!

And then in the midst of all my busy - LOML comes home from an "errand" he had to run and brought me this adorable rooster clock!! AND he hung it ! Thanks LOML for living the dream with me!!













And then here are a few photos I snapped of the house last night! Hugs to all of you.. Valarie

12 comments:

bj said...

Ummm, everything looks wonderful..
I assume you are speaking of Ree, regarding your peppers.? I make those from her website nearly every time we have a gathering. I love that they are cut in half....
Your house looks just beautiful and i am pretty sure I am going to have to have one of those red racks holding your cards...:)
Have a blessed and very MERRY CHRISTMAS..

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Ah, yes, jalapenos. They can be tricky to work with. As long as I wash my hands REALLY well, after slicing it open, removing the membrane (where the heat is) and the seeds-- I'm good to go. Yikes! Ree's book has some missing info?
So nice to take a peek into your lovely home. It's so apparent that you put a lot of love and effort into your decorating. It's great that you got to meet Ree. I love her, but I can't imagine waiting in line so long. She's such a lovely and warm person-- even on her blog. Hope to see more of your recipes on our bi-weekly roundup!

Debby
"Foodie Fans of the Pioneer Woman"

Stacey said...

Valarie, everything looks great! Love the food and I agree with BJ...where does a girl get one of those holders? Is it for chips or pictures? Cute!

We've been dealing with company and strep here this weekend. I need to go disinfect things before round 2 of company comes. :)

southerninspiration said...

Oh, I am sure EVERYONE was happy at that gathering!! YUMMMY!! And everything looks beautiful, of course!
Merry Christmas!

Suzanne

Sandy said...

What a beautiful home you have...and especially all decorated for Christmas. I love the plates you have hanging on your wall - is it possible to have a close up of the one edged in red?

Come on over to my blog to see our snowfall.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

The Lone Star Queen said...

Your house looked beautiful and the menu was great. The jalapeno poppers look yummy. Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas gathering. The last time I made stuffed jalapenos I forgot to wear gloves (even though I had made them several times before wearing gloves, must have had a senior moment). My hands were on fire for 24 hours. No kidding!

glimpse of my world said...

Edited to add***** Yes, this is a old chip clip holder, I actually found at a garage sale in a pot with ivy growing up on it!! I asked so nicely.. "What would you sell that pot of ivy for?" She said "OH, HoW ABOUT 2 BUCKS!" It was very rusty, of course you know I had to paint it RED!! Hugs!! Valarie ********

Deb said...

wow everything looked great! peppers can sure be tough on bare hands...

Muneeba said...

What a festive table setting you've got going there ... all sparkly and cheerful! Me likey .. and the same goes for Ree's peppers .. total crowd pleasers :)

Leigh Ann said...

Looks like a wonderful get together! I haven't tried those poppers but they look so yummy! Love the chip clips with your photo's great idea!

mishebe said...

yes, i will take that clock... lol Actually my mother got me this rug online from Jcpenney , they r clearancing them out and it was a fabulous deal. She even had to order one herself. lol. check it out.. mishelle

Dreams and Decor said...

Your house is decorated so beautifully for Christmas! I LOVE your Christmas card holder! Is is a vintage chip holder? Every year I try to think of something to use for displaying Christmas cards but have yet to find the perfect thing. This was such a clever idea!!! I have really enjoyed your blog this year, and hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Patti

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