4 Spontaneous Entertaining TIPS with Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili

Spontaneous entertaining sometimes is easier than planned! This past week we gathered with our friends for a last-minute meal, and I served a Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili made with BUSH’S Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, with a large salad and fresh crunchy bread.

 Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Are you like me, agreeing that spontaneous entertaining (having people over even last-minute), is sort of fun? When you cook a healthy dish that you can serve family-style, and not stress over house cleaning? Or, do you like to have everything planned, with ample time to work out all the details?

Spontaneous entertaining.

Not everyone loves spontaneous entertaining, but for us, with busy schedules and all, fall time is the perfect time to create a one-pot dish that is quick, easy to serve, and hearty –especially when you can add a salad and a big crunchy loaf of bread.

Guests love casual!

A Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

A Sister "Staycation" at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Recently my sisters and I went on a Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon, where we also enjoyed a visit to Waterstone Spa. Follow along for an inspiring post and details of this fabulous resort. A few weeks ago, my sisters and I traveled a very short 15...

When the Good Stuff Happens with Roasted Salmon & Succotash

Roasted Salmon & Succotash | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Roasted Salmon & Succotash is an easy, one-pot meal using summer corn and green beans. Easy entertaining! A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.–Elbert Hubbard I was feeling a bit overwhelmed in the kitchen, about 20 minutes before...

Our Kids Will Leave Us and Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts

Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Our kids will leave us, but they’ll come home again! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on empty-nest plus these delicious Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts recipe! Yesterday morning, my husband and I sat outside in the Adirondack chairs, drinking our favorite Storyville coffee and eating Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts....

Beautiful Crocosmia with Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites

Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites

Today I’m sharing about Beautiful Crocosmia with a simple Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites appetizer recipe! “No late summer flower garden is complete without crocosmia’s vibrant wands of scarlet, red, orange, and yellow. They offer a late pop of color when many gardens are languishing in the dog days. Their...