Friday, June 01, 2012

Table for six...

Last night we had guests come over for dinner...Spencer and Meesha, along with Charles and Ranika.  To make things easy for myself I decided to make a big pot of soup.  Good plan.  Until the reality set in that we only owned three bowls that match.  I have plenty of plates but bowls kept getting broken for some reason.


 I  finally found these in Cardinals.  They were only $2.60 (USD) a bowl!



I set the table before everyone arrived. 



Garlic bread from Casa Pan Dulce.
I didn't eat any because it was not gluten free...but it sure smelled divine


The soup was very tasty and very filling!



My plan worked...we had a simple meal of soup, salad and garlic bread.  Everyone got filled up and the peals of laughter ringing throughout the night were awesome.    After dinner Meesha taught us to play Who, What, When, and Where. Then we topped off the night with ice cream for dessert.  I can hardly wait to do it all over again with the same crew!

27 comments:

  1. Love this...really enjoying your blog:) Because I think it is one of the few blogs of someone where I live...you are an excellent writer.

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    1. Robyn, I am honored that you read my blog! Thank you!

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  2. Your table looks beautiful! I just love the online fellowship! God is so awesome! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! It was fun to do something special for the guests instead of just using paper plates and bowls. And there truly was a blessing in finding those bowls...nice looking items that are affordable are so hard to come by here in our little city!

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  3. i think i need to know how to play the game. Our family loves games too. Please share!!
    Susi

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    1. Susi, I was thinking of doing a blog post just on the game...it was a riot. I just learned how to play last night. I will write it all up and share it soon!

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  4. Beautiful table settings and I am very sure that the soup was good and so was the bread. NIce to see part of your kitchen too.

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    1. Thanks Joy. I was happy with everyone's reaction at the table setting last night. It was fun to do something nice for them all!

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  5. Awesome !!!!I love the details !!!You've got an awesome mother's heart !!Thanks for feeding my baby again ..we love playing that game !

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    1. Thank you Marian. I was so thrilled to have them all over and to get to see Meesha again. The game was a riot...I was laughing so hard I cried!

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  6. sounds like a perfect dinner!! loved how everything turned out.

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    1. It really was a perfect evening with some great people!!

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  7. i absolutely love your table set up! so pretty!

    and the bread and soup look amazing!

    glad everything turned out well and that you had a great time!

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    1. Thanks...It was a great evening!

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  8. What a gorgeous table and a delicious meal! A good time was guaranteed! Lovely post and photos.

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  9. I love the bowls...and the meal looks delicious too!

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    1. Thanks Lisa...now I have to find some nice glasses, and cushions for the chairs...LOL!!

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  10. WOW your table looks beautiful, and the food... DELICIOUS! You are quite the hostesses!

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    1. Thanks...it was such a joy just to pull it all together!

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  11. What cute bowls. Chocolate and teal is one of my favorite color combinations. Love your new header too.

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    1. Thanks Wanda...I really like that combination as well! And I appreciate the feedback on the header.

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  12. Gotta love a girl who can find a great bargain! *love* the bowls! I enjoy entertaining and having people over for dinner also. It's always nice to cook for more than just 2!

    P.S. Like the new header!

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    1. I Was thrilled at that find!! I am beginning to enjoy entertaining more and more as we get settled here.

      And thanks for the feedback on the header...those are snapshots of our time here in Belize!

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  13. Your soup looks like a delicious soup. Is there place for me;-) your table looks so different from our tables here and that makes it very special. I mean, the plates, the bowls. Very nice to see! Eating together should be a feast. Your bread I've never seen or smelled.

    I wish you a good week and say: I love your header

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  14. mouth is watering now
    ....soup looks divine:)
    (I have to be careful
    how much gluten I nibble, too)
    grace and peace to you
    and your passions,
    Jennifer

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  15. I am smiling at all those matching bowls. I can't ever set a matching table for my whole family - and if company comes- oh, my.... we're going mismatch. Ahh.. but there's nothing better than gathering around the table. It's a cause for celebration no matter what dinnerware we use! And your soup looks like reason to celebrate too :) Blessings from Iowa

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