We made a delicious bow-tie pasta salad with grapes and chicken that my daughter Madeline had found a few years ago on the Cooking light website.
We also made the amazing panzenalla salad from Ina Garten’s parties cookbook. We cut up some watermelon and served yummy bread. Notice the small white cups..Madeline cut some rosemary from my garden and placed it in the cups and it just added to the table and the smell is incredible! She got the idea from Matthew Meads book Entertaining Simple. He teaches how to make good use of things that you may already have and using them for different things.
We even tried to make it festive for the all the little boys by using my colorful plastic dishes and setting them on the footstool for their dining pleasures.
The mosquitoes started to come out and my mom had heard that if you use dryer sheets and rub them on your skin it will protect you from them.
We decided to wear them on our heads too! Ha ha…it did work! Then we played a great card game called Nertz!! We just laughed and laughed and had such a great time.
Rambling Girl says
Oh yeah food is calling me! Yep I use the dryer sheets also…good thing to blog about…Congrats to the Grad!
What a wonderful post!! When food and family are combined, it creates a good time and beautiful memories. Loved this!
Hoosier Homemade says
Wow, your table setting looks great! I would love to have a big party and sleepover like that.
What an adorable "setting" and the food looks delish! What a special celebration!
Congratulations to your daughter! How fun that you had so much family come to help celebrate. What a lovely dinner. I love pasta salads in the Summer.
Have a super weekend!
Mid-Atlantic Martha says
What a fun family gathering! All the food looks wonderful and what wonderful memories made here for all of you!
Susan S. says
Looks like a blast and all the food looks delicious!
I've heard of that "dryer sheet" solution to pesky mosquitos. Glad to hear it works….it's so sad not to be able to get in the yard because of buzzing and biting nuisances. 🙂
Happy Weekend Ya'll!
Domestic Designer says
Looks like so much fun and the food looks yummy!