Good morning to you! It is a beautiful sunny, hot humid day here. On my walk this morning the leaves were falling and crunching under my feet but that was about all that I could recognize of Fall.
I do not care because I am making it Fall in my home and I am getting ready for all of the upcoming holidays by organizing my recipes and entertaining supplies and dare I say purchasing the last of my holidays gifts.
I love to buy and to give small bowls like this for gifts. I recently purchased the gourd and I have ordered the antler dip bowl to give to my Thanksgiving hosts. You can fill them up with Roasted cinnamon almonds or homemade treats or just wrap them and give them as is. I personally give them filled with homemade spiced nuts, or a separate container of homemade pimento cheese dip. That way to can use it on the day of the party or save for a later date.
|Roasted Cinnamon Almonds Recipe Here Bowls are Old, Small White Dip Bowls Here|
Another thing that I like to have are serving platters, you can use them to serve meats, appetizers, vegetable trays, charcuterie and more. Sometimes I even use my as a bar tray or on my island with candles and other seasonal items. The Ralph Lauren feather platter is traditional and a little modern. The Spode Woodland pheasant is an iconic classic and looks beautiful in any setting. Of course if you do not want feathers and leaves you could always add a few of my favorite things, acorns and pinecones to your decor.
What sorts of dishes, bowls and other items do you like to use, give and entertain with? Do you have a favorite pattern or something that was passed down from your family?
Please share your entertaining tips, tricks and favorite appetizers and dips. OR maybe your signature cocktail.
Have a wonderful day.