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Friday, November 21, 2014

Another FUN FRIEND TIME....

Once a year, I am host to our monthly BUNCO GROUP.
November is my month and this was the 2nd time we met at our new home.

I just did a post about the place mats I had made for this year's
Bunco gathering.

I did NOT get good photos...just too busy getting my friends all comfy,
fill their plates and joining in the fun.

I did get a few photos before the big day, tho.
Gathering all the dishes and containers needed to hold 
all this amazing food...
(I always do this before any big meal we are having)


This pretty rooster large ceramic platter
worked perfectly holding the Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham.
 




Little crystal bowls that were my mom's held peanuts and other snacks...

My vintage Ironstone gravy boat has been used over and over again,
holding everything from snacks to.....well......gravy.



JEEVES here not only serves cake and ice cream....he did an awesome  job on serving
Cream Cheese Sausage Puffs....

yes, he did !

I'm very partial to his dress....

Baskets for hot rolls and crackers for cheese..




This tiered metal stand always works great for serving cupcakes...
cookies......
candies......

I bought this years ago at Dollar Gen.
and have looked for another ever since.


Cake stand is so so olden.
I remember all the cakes my mama served on it....
and now, I've had it almost 30 years and have no idea how many times
I've used it to serve cake to my family and friends.

What makes things just taste better when you know the history of the serving piece...
especially when it's family history ?
Not every time...but sometimes, I look at my cake plate and can hear my mama moving around in the kitchen..just like when I was a little girl.
(am I losing it...??)

We had my favorite flavor of DUNKIN DONUTS coffee....
Old Fashioned Donut....so so good.

.....cream cheese Sausage Balls
I kept having to run Mr. Sweet out of the kitchen 'cause he was
wanting to eat them AAAALLLLL.
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1 lb
sausage, uncooked ..(i use HOT sausage as we like the bite, mild is sure to be good, too)
I have to make mention that I cook my scrambled sausage a bit instead
of using it raw...I'm a titty baby @ afraid 20 minutes isn't long enuf to get it completely done.....  
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c
Bisquick mix
4 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

1
Mix all ingredients until well combined.
2
Roll into 1-inch balls.
3
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until brown.
They are BIG TIME goooood....

 One of MY favorite cakes, Strawberry Pudding Cake, 
from our local grocery store..
No kidding...it is as good a cake as I've eaten.

Date Nut Loaves.








The little mini bundt Vanilla Cakes with
Strawberry Glaze..

Most of us drank bottled water..

Just a few of my sweet sweet friends that I am so thankful for...
some laughing...some looking pretty serious about filling up the plates.

Our menu:
Honey Ham
Skillet Corn Bake
 (thank you for the recipe, MIZ HELEN)
English Pea and Peanut Salad
Tossed Green Garden Salad
Sausage Cream Cheese Puffs
Cheese Rolls
Desserts...cakes, cookies, candies
Snacks
Linking with PINK SATURDAY, hoping there's enuf PINK to play...:)
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 Dear LUCY...since you aren't a blogger and you are a NO REPLY, I have no other way of sharing this recipe with you.
I will also add it to the post as you may find it sooner.
ENGLISH PEA AND PEANUT SALAD
2 cans English Peas
sharp cheddar cheese cubes (as many as you want)
Real Mayo (enuf to make your salad as "wet" or "dry" as you want...in other words, taste as you go)'
Chopped green onions
Salt and Pepper to taste
As many SPANISH PEANUTS as you want.
Put in fridge, covered, until ready to serve.

It's one of those dishes that you just taste as you go.
xo bj

31 comments:

  1. Hi BJness! Oh, my goodness, you've got me drooling again! I love your food and love all of your sweet serving dishes too! I know your friends enjoyed everything! I'll bet you're the best cook in the bunch too! Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. WOW BJ you sure know how to delight the tastebuds and have fun! As always your photos are wonderful.
    Happy Weekend you sassy one!
    xo,
    Vera

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  3. Looks like a wonderful time! Having girlfriends for good food and fun is the best! I am hosting our Bunko in December...can't wait. :)

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  4. One thing for sure, when you do something, you go all out. What a treat. I have been to showers etc, but never served anything compared to this.

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  5. i have no doubt your guests/friends were treated very well. :)

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  6. Wow what a feast. It looks delicious.

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  7. You just can not beat a menu like that. What a treat to have all your friends over. Lovely Kitchen! Hope you don't mine a copy cat. I am going to do black and white in my next kitchen. I already have a few pieces.

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  8. Hi BJ, everything looks delish. Would you mind sharing the pea and peanut salad recipe? Thanks, Lucy

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    1. Dear LUCY...since you aren't a blogger and you are a NO REPLY, I have no other way of sharing this recipe with you.
      I will also add it to the post as you may find it sooner.
      ENGLISH PEA AND PEANUT SALAD
      2 cans English Peas
      sharp cheddar cheese cubes (as many as you want)
      Real Mayo (enuf to make your salad as "wet" or "dry" as you want...in other words, taste as you go)'
      Chopped green onions
      Salt and Pepper to taste
      As many SPANISH PEANUTS as you want.
      Put in fridge, covered, until ready to serve.

      It's one of those dishes that you just taste as you go.
      xo bj

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  9. Nothing like spending time with dear friends! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Hugs, Maryjane xox

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  10. Oh my gosh, your serving plates/dishes were all so pretty! I'm sure your friends had a ball!Speaking of balls, your sausage balls look amazingly good!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  11. Yum! I wanna play that game with you ladies or AT LEAST get to eat all of that good food:) Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  12. We have a cake server thing here too. It's useful, but takes up too much room

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  13. Oh my! Those lucky ladies! I'm hungry just thinking about all those goodies you served. Wonderful. There's nothing like friends, food and fellowship is there.

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  14. BJ, What a wonderful setting. I loved the pretty cake and the history of your cake server. I laughed about your husband..I am still thinking about him , so funny. Glad you have wonderful loving friends to enjoy your time with. You are blessed. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, xoxo,Susie

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  15. B.J, I enjoyed the rooster plate too. I have a mat in the kitchen with roosters.

    I like all the rest you have here that you show. Nice you have many friends to share with your table. Plus food.

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  16. bj,

    Your making me hungry...lol

    I am also wondering what happened to my mom's little crystal bowls.

    Have a great Saturday! xoxo

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  17. Everything looks and sounds wonderful.
    I am going to make the sausage cheese puffs !
    Can you tell me how you made your place matts . . .

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  18. Yummy! I'd like to fill up a plate. Glad you have a sweet group of friends to share special times. I know you girls have a great time together.

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  19. BJ, I'm sure I would show up for Bunco for just the food alone. Looks so good and all you girls must have so much fun..Happy Thanksgiving..Judy

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  20. How delightful!! Now I'm hungry.
    I am definitely going to try your cheese/sausage ball recipe.

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  21. I want some of everything. Licking my lips here. lol

    Happy Pink Saturday, dear BJ.♥

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  22. What a feast for your Bunco party! I am sure they appreciated all of your special touches, not to mention the great food!

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  23. WOW bj ... your are spoiling those ladies. It all looks so good and I especially want to try those sausage puffs.
    Looks like a wonderful time.
    Thanks ...
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  24. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your menu is wonderful and I'm sure you had a bundle of fun.
    ~Adrienne~

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  25. Third time's a charm? Dang if my last two comments didn't up and disappear! (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!)
    In short? Those sausage cream cheese thingies make me want to arm wrestle someone for the last bite! (Mr. Sweet? lol)

    That picture you took of the room through your mom's olden cake stand -- and accompanying narrative -- sure put a lump in my throat. I've a hunch your momma's pretty pleased this is featured on your blog this evening!

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  26. A warm and lovely home, a great looking menu and all presented so beautifully! Your friends must LOVE coming to your house :>)

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  27. Hi BJ, thank you so much for posting the recipe. As you mentioned I am not a blogger but have followed you forever ;) and love,love your blog. Didn't know I was a no reply, not too computer savvy. Thanks again and a happy Thanksgiving to you and the family. Hugs

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    1. Hi, Lucy...again, I can't email you to wish you and yours
      a Happy Thanksgiving so I am hoping you will come back by and see this note to you.
      xoxo bj
      p.s...not sure how you get your email to show up when you leave an email...sorry...

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  28. OMGoodnerss!!! Such FABULOUS food girl!! I am drooling all over my computer! I AM making the sausage balls, they sound scrumptious!! Thanks for the recipe! I have never played Bunco but have a friend that is in a group. Happy New Year my friend. XOXO

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  29. PS, can we get the recipe for the skillet corn bake???/ PUHLEASE??? :):)

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj