Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An Anniversary Party...

My friend and neighbor, Whitney, just bought the coolest little boutique here in York. She has asked me to prepare some food for her in the past and I am excited to be able to make some food for her tomorrow. The store is celebrating their twentieth anniversary. I absolutely love making appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. I like making meals for clients, too, but I just love being able to make creative and fancy(ish) foods.

Rob finally bought another camera, (I'm expecting to find our old one sometime later today!) so I will try to take pictures and post them. I sent her a few menu selections and here is what she chose: spinach and artichoke dip with crudites and crackers, cheese straws, goat-cheese stuffed mushrooms, bacon-wrapped dates, and a cookie tray (cowboy cookies, lemon-buttermilk baby cakes, and snickerdoodles). I am also going to make a cider punch and some sangria.

Unfortunately, I am not great with planning; My mom and I are taking the kids into Philadelphia to do touristy things and to visit my sister. I have done much of the food preparation ahead of time, but I still wish I could have scheduled this a little bit better. Oh, well, the kids do not have school today and I'm excited to do something fun and different with them.

If you live in the York area, come check out Collage tomorrow from 4pm-8pm. There will be great snacks and she has the store on sale. She has some really great lines that she's carrying, plus lots of handbags, cool handmade jewelry, and a great kids selection (seriously, her baby stuff is so cute it almost makes me want to have another one!).


  1. Have fun in Philly! Kim and I took the kids to Please Touch on Friday. And good luck with pulling everything together for the party. :)

  2. i would SO be there if i could!

  3. Well, the great news is that we found our other camera (in the morning, not the afternoon like I thought we would, you know...the day after we bought a new one!), I'll have two cameras to take pictures with :)

  4. Run out of recipes? You haven't blogged in a few days. :)

  5. I know, I keep thinking I'll take pictures and come up with something great... last night I made this hideous cabbage and white bean soup-
    I thought it was totally tasteless, but at least Josh loved it! It was supposed to be a recreation of Thomas Jefferson's recipe...