All the pies waiting in the fridge. Coconut cream and peanut butter cream.
The table is purposely empty – to make room for the food. I love having a table this big. This was just for the guys. The kids and I sat at another table in the adjoining family room.
Like my napkins? Albany County Cowbelles.
Here they come! (actually, they were leaving. I was too busy too take pics when they came in)
I did have a bit too much food. Too many meatballs.
Too much gourmet potatoes.
Too much beans. But hey folks! I finally found a recipe that the Pioneer Woman makes that is absolutely the best ever! These are so good. I could have skipped the rest of the meal and just ate these. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/08/the-best-baked-beans-ever/ Please try them.
I thought purple cabbage in the slaw would be pretty…it just made it all a weird lavendar color.
And leftover rolls.
And the coconut cream pie – sans the ill-fated garnish. By the way – leftover pie? Not a problem. Totally not a problem.
I found some mums on sale for .70 each, so I had to get some to brighten my doorstep. Normally I don’t like mums. But when the air is this nippy and Old Man Winter is threatening, I like any flower.
And the inevitable aftermath. But guess what? I have a dishwasher! Here’s to modern conveniences!
And they were gone…. all eight of them.