Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Easy Entertaining

Some people don't entertain a lot. Maybe it's because it's intimidating. But, it need not be.

We decided years ago that showing hospitality would be a way of life for us. By default that meant that I would not stress about it!



Our son's godfather was in town recently and so we had some mutual friends in for dinner. The day was unbearably hot, so the dinner was very simple. But, the fellowship was great!



Barbecue beef sandwiches and watermelon.




Here is my sister's coleslaw recipe which topped the shredded beef.

Add the following to a bowl of shredded cabbage and carrots:
3 T. honey mustard
2 T. apple cider vinegar
3. T. Olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Toss to coat and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.

What the dudes did while dinner was in the works:

14 comments:

Family O'Foxes said...

That looks so yummy. :)
~Amy

Tiffiney said...

love the fact that the dudes played while you were cooking..lol...I am a vegetarian...thanks for the coleslaw recipe...yum...btw congrats on getting ready to have your sixth child!! I always loved feeling the baby move inside to.. :)

Caution Flag said...

Maybe I wouldn't mind entertaining if my food looked as pretty as yours does :)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I love coleslaw, thanks for the recipe. It looked so good and what a great idea too.

Thanks for stopping over from BATW. I had no idea and so appreciated all the great comments. I am glad that so many of us agree that we need to do better by our husbands. What an amazing world it would be if the negative were to be removed.:>

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I agree. Hospitality has to be do-able. Cole slaw recipe sounds great. I love simple, tasty recipes. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Veggie Mom said...

I love coleslaw, and this looks like a really good recipe!BTW, Uncle Lynn answers your questions today over at my place in celebration of my Sweet Centennial. Please stop on by!

Shell said...

Hi Daja. Glad you liked the tour of New York. I am blessed to live close to my mom. I'm going to go see her today in fact. It's wonderful that your are a doula. Wow. I'm impressed. Take care. Hope you come back again to visit.

Tara said...

Your sandwiches look great! Yummm!
Thanks for stopping by to tour Nebraska yesterday!!

EmmaP said...

Hmmm...looks good. You should have brought some of those with you on your little surprise layover from BATW! bout scared me by the way - hahaha! Thanks for stopping by, and I will definitely be back to check your blog out some more...I LOVE food!!!

Shannon said...

Thanks for visiting me today via BATW!

Mmmm... those sandwiches look really good!

Becky Welch said...

thanks for stopping by on the BATW tour today!! We have a special slaw we put on our BBQ sandwiches as well! Hope you enjoyed your trip and come back soon!
Blessings!

Michelle said...

Is it wrong to crave barbecue beef sandwiches for breakfast? Wow, those look yummy!

Thanks for stopping by on your BATW layover!

This Mom said...

OOOOH that looks so yummy. Now I will have to put those on the menu for dinner next week.

Thanks for stopping by on our BATW layover.

Michelle said...

You make a great point. As I grew up, I vowed that I'd host people all the time. And somehow, I've gotten away from that, partly because I don't know how to ask people for the first time. I think I may need to just ask! Thanks for the inspiration.