Sunday, April 4, 2010

Move over Paula Deen....

The Love the Decor lady cooks... Since I did a bunch of spring cleaning last week, I decided someone besides us should be witness to all my hard work aka a clean house : )
So we had friends for dinner Saturday. On the menu: Steak (on the BBQ) grilled fresh asparagus, roasted red potatoes, green salad and homemade mozzarella cheese bread. We had death by chocolate brownies and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. It was so much fun! We sat around the table laughing and talking for hours. Then so as not to let all that "clean go tot waste, we also had guests for Easter Brunch. Which consisted of home made cinnamon rolls, quiche, ham and fresh fruit salad. Are you drooling yet?
Hubby and I used to have people over on a regular basis for meals and somehow over the years, with our jobs consuming us, busyness of raising children, and plain ole laziness on my part, we just got out of the habit. One of the aspects of making our houses feel like home is that vital relationship with others. Not only is the fellowship necessary, our children will be moving on some day, and we need to continue to nurture our friendships so that we still have friends when the kids do move on. I guess for us it was the weekend for entertaining and hanging out with great friends. Not to mention all of the cooking, which I love to do. I find it relaxing to putz around in the kitchen with some music playing and just doing my own thing in my own little world. It sparked in me, a new commitment to get out of the "slump" and start making our home a gathering place once again a priority.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Please join me Tuesday for more on my flooring series.


  1. Oh, I love to entertain also!! Your home sounds like sooo much fun. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious. One of my favorites.

  2. Looks delicious and I bet your house is always clean:) Happy to hear you got your entertaining had adjusted and had a guests for Easter Brunch! Sounds like a lot of fun. Have a blessed Monday dear Debbie! Hugs, Theresa!

  3. Sounds like you had so much fun! I wish I could entertain more but never seem to have the extra time. Your menu sounded great but those rolls? I wish I had one right now with my coffee. Have a blessed day. Cindy

  4. Those cinnamon rolls look so good! So glad you had a good weekend entertaining with friends and family! Sounds like a wonderful menu and a good time! Have a great day!

  5. we had cinnamon rolls as part of our Easter breakfast too! yum. Sounds like some great meals, I want to hear more about the mozzarella bread!

  6. I'm not only drooling, I'm tired just reading all the work you did.
    I appreciate your thoughts about making freinds a priority. Right on!

  7. Yum Debbie! I hope your Easter was blessed my friend. :)

  8. Debbie:

    I so enjoy your sentiments about having people over. It is so easy to get out of the habit and I too believe it's an important part of our lives. Now I've got to dig out from Easter!

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Your menus sound so enticingly scrumptious, anytime cinnamon buns are involved, I'm a very, very happy (cinnamon loving) camper :D

    Thank you dearly for all of your wonderful recent comments on Chronically Vintage. I treasure your visits and appreciate your comments very much, Debbie.

    Blissful Tuesday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  10. Debbie,

    Thank you so much for your sweet and complimentary comments on my blog. I have said it before but again, I just LOVE your blog and the inspiration it brings me!! I also love checking to see if there is any new baby news! I aleady feel like your a close friend I keep in touch with!! I do have a decorating dilemna that I would love to ask you about when you have time. I also adore your shop and already have a wish list of items I want to order (just waiting for us to move this weekend and get settled). I added your button to the top of my list for all visitors to see. =) Take care and keep me posted on the baby's arrival! Hugs ~ Jamie P.S. I would be honored to make a diaper cake for your grandbaby's shower if you decide you would like one. =)

  11. Hi Debbie,
    You know my husband and I used to have people over all the time when we lived in Spokane. But since our move to Seattle 5 years ago we haven't had any friends over-Just family! I miss having friends over so much. My husband's job is just crazy busy-I keep thinking it's going to settle down but it hasn't-So I think I'll just pull a "Debbie" and invite some friend over anyway! You are an inspiration! :)

  12. I adore this post! I couldn't agree more. I always say the main reason I have company so often is that it forces me to keep my home presentable. :) And your bbq menu sounds divine!

  13. Sounds like so much fun - I just love those nights of good food and good friends!