A Casual Sunday Get-Together and Goat Cheese, Honey Crisp Apples, Honey & Rosemary Thins

I really don’t mind casual get-togethers, because they take the pressure off of “perfect” and formal.

Last Sunday was a perfect example, when another family came to spend time with our family. We all sat together at the dinner table – my favorite part of entertaining when it involves the all the kids at the adult table, too.

I made these easy appetizers – a total HIT for holiday entertaining!

Goat Cheese, Honey Crisp Apples, Honey & Rosemary Thins. Mm-m-m-m …

My friend brought the salad.


Everything out on the counter. The menu? Buffet-style chili, salad, and crunchy bread. Goodness gracious!

Glasses out – help yourself drinks.

Candle burning.

A little piano playing (love the iPad – no music).

Fire upstairs.

What to wear? Casual, casual, casual! :)

And the best time catching up with very good friends.

How do you feel about “casual,” especially this time of year?


If you’re getting organized and ready to set up your holiday buffet, here’s a post I wrote on how to do it in a “small space.”

11 comments

  1. Hi Sandy!
    Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and yours! I still love your blog! Such inspiration! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!
    Becky

  2. This sounds like the perfect party to me! The appetizer looks amazing, Sandy. I love everything about it!

    I hope you and your beautiful family had a Merry Christmas, and wishing you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

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  7. Would you mind sharing what type of cracker or baguette you used? They look delicious. Love your blog!!

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  9. I don’t understand the step #4 chees and honey. The previous step was to mix the cheese with the milk. Do you mean to spread the honey over the cheese already on the cracker?
    Sorry I guess I missed something!
    Thank you for the recipe! Sound delicious!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sharon

  10. Oh sorry I get it now! I guess I need another cup of coffee!

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