Monday, March 29, 2010

Make Ahead for Easy Entertaining

Hey everyone,  I know I seem to just be pasting links and nothing else the last few days.  I've had company and it is hard because you don't want to spend the entire time they are here pecking away on a keyboard.  So I just wrote the things I'm obligated to write and pasted them to the blog.  WHEW..I think I'm actually caught up.  What am I saying? I'm NEVER caught up!

We did have a marvelous time though.  We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to spend on Sanibel this past Saturday.  I feel so priveledged to live near all this beauty and I love taking my visitors out to see the sights.  One way that allows me more flexability when entertaining is to have meals and snacks made ahead.  I spend the day (or two) before guests arrive getting everything ready and then it's a snap to get meals on the table.  It give us more time to enjoy the sights! 

My mother and her friend Betty came down from Jacksonville.  I'm probably going to get a call threatening my life for posting this picture but here they are...they were SO disappointed over that No Nude Sunbathing thing..... 

I swear, you can't take these two ANYWHERE!!

Mom and me on Sanibel Island...a little windblown but I at least managed to get HALF my hair up in that too-small hair clip!

View of Sanibel from the and water are the same color!

The water was a little cold for a native Floridian...these people are OBVIOUSLY from up North!

Here are some pics of my make ahead foods for entertaining and lovely virgin cocktails!

Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip

Have a bite!

Black bean, brown rice and corn salad in spinach wraps

Semi-frozen Strawberry Coconut Soup with a hint of Grenadine

Spinach Sald with Stone Fruit and Mango Heather Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Virgin Pina Coladas...SO good!

Crepes filled with Strawberry Cream Cheese!


  1. I loved this blog and pictures! Looks like you all had a blast! Those crepes look delish too!


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