2011 RE Round-Up: Table, Food, Garden, Home, Life Experiences
Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal. – Julia Child
Tonight at midnight, we’ll be celebrating a brand new year on Reluctant Entertainer.
I want to thank my readers for their love, support, enthusiasm, and comments in 2011. I appreciate you!
The New Year provides a catalyst for recalling the good times, doesn’t it? We reflect back on the year and we look forward to what’s to come.
The thread of celebrations run through our homes, and for many, it’s focused the most around our dinner tables, where so much of “life” takes place.
In this post, I want to share some positive memories and good times that I had in 2011 with the friends and loved ones who helped create them.
Just for fun, I want to look back to some of my favorite published posts.
If your gathering lacks pizazz and Cranberry Hazelnut bread
A cry for help that “I don’t want to entertain”
NYE party and chocolate dipped bacon
Teaching our kids that imperfect is good with Oreo Truffles.
Folding or hanging tablecloths?
Does having a history with friends make entertaining easier?
Roasting tomatoes and whole wheat pasta
Not-too-fancy Lemon Curd ice cream
Girls having fun with Risotto with Butternut Squash
Getting strawberries planted in the ground early
How to set up a holiday buffet
Wow your guests with Red Beet Chili
Do you fudge with expiration dates in your pantry?
How to make cake flour
Forcing branches on your kitchen counter
Balcony Girls, chocolate sauce, and the Theatre of Bullying
Hospitality and story about Virginia
8 tips on gardening in the city
Flexibility with teens and Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Setting a beautiful Easter table
Benefits of entertaining 2 nights in a row
My son set the table and it wasn’t perfect
Teen party with mini pavlovas
How to make a fruit and flowers centerpiece
Growing seeds with an AeroGarden
One hot summer’s night … (and 30 Days of Summer Entertaining)
How to stencil a cake
How to mix and freeze herb butter
Mashing pinto beans
5 part series on how to can jam
How to take a meal to a family in need
What is a blogging conference?
More relaxed when everyone pitches in
How to cook a large houseboat meal
Old-fashioned peach cobbler
Zucchini noodles with parmesan sauce
Canning peaches with a friend
Again, a huge thank you to all my readers in 2011! You’ve encouraged me to keep writing, cooking, and sharing table experiences.
Happy New Year, Friends!
What was your favorite post on RE in 2011? What would you like to see more of on RE in 2012?