No Apologies Holiday Season + 5 Dinner Party Recipes

No excuses, no apologies – Julia Child

We’re all familiar with Julia Child and her famous quote, “No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”

This next week I’ll be sharing, Monday through Friday, 5 posts on why apologizing in the kitchen during holiday entertaining hurts us.

I’ll be looking at ways we can thinking differently about our situation and ourselves, and how to get over the failure or mistake quickly.

I’ll also be sharing 5 fantastic recipes, that will help you plan a small dinner party!

That is, if you promise to not apologize – even once – to anyone! :)

-Roasted Grapes and Fresh Rosemary
-Beauchamp Orchard Salad
-Pesto Baked Potatoes
-Perfect Prime Rib
-Holiday Pears

Love, encouragement, permission to experience a better life – through people and food. Isn’t that what we all want?

Eyes off of ourselves.

I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for a great week ahead!

Be honest now …

Are you ever tempted to apologize for your cooking, or the state of your home, when you invite others in?

The posts are live now, you can catch up and plan your dinner party with these 5 fabulous recipes::

Day 1: The Purpose of the Home, Roasted Grapes & Fresh Rosemary
Day 2: Culinary Mistakes and Beauchamp Orchard Salad
Day 3: Learning to be Authentic and Pesto Baked Potatoes
Day 4: Don’t Plan for Perfection and Crusted Pepper Prime Rib
Day 5: Learn to Laugh and Holiday Poached Pears

   

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10 Responses to “No Apologies Holiday Season + 5 Dinner Party Recipes”

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    ellen b — November 25, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    This looks like a great series Sandy! Yes, I’m tempted to apologize sometimes but I’m getting better at going with the flow and not robbing myself of joy!

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    Gina — November 25, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Cannot wait for this series! I do tend to apologize for my cooking and/or the state of my home all the time

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    Erin — November 25, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Sandy, I can’t wait for this series! Yes, I apologize all the time. If something doesn’t meet my expectations I instantly assume others will think I or what I created doesn’t measure up.

    I am pretty sure that I’ll be serving prime rib on Christmas day, so I can’t wait to read your post on that. My parents made one a few years ago on Christmas Eve and it was so good. They did a seasoned crust around the meat and wow. Yum!

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    judy — November 25, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    This sounds wonderful, can’t wait. I can’t remember ever apologizing, but probably should have early on.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 25, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Yes! All the time, I am tempted to apologize. I can’t wait for this series!

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — November 25, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Um, how about all the time? But that Julia Child quote really is perfect! Can’t wait for the next week of posts!

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    Kaye @House on Oak Street — November 25, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Awesome! Very timely for me and I can’t wait! Bring it!

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    Mardell — November 25, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    I am looking forward to this series! I am glad I found this site.

    Thank you!

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    Kim in MD — November 26, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    I am a bit behind after Thanksgiving, and I started with Day 1 of this series. I love it, and can’t wait to read all of this series this week!

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    JulieD — November 26, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Always, Sandy, always. :( Looking forward to these posts and that perfect prime rib recipe of yours!!

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